Instagrammable Connecticut: Fall Gems Last Updated: October 2022

Fall is without a doubt one of the most photo-worthy seasons, especially here in Connecticut. Whether you’re looking to capture brilliant foliage or pose with your favorite autumn treat – delight your followers with a picture of any of these Connecticut fall gems. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures — and their photo tips! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!

Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown


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Wadsworth Falls State Park was named after noted scholar and linguist, Clarence C. Wadsworth, who was a pivotal part in the forty-year effort to preserve the falls.

“This shot was taken with a Canon Rebel DSLR using a neutral density filter and a tripod to achieve the water effect. I went to Wadsworth Falls while visiting my friends and we thought it was beautiful!” – Emily D.

Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre in Wethersfield


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Not only is Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre a natural foods grocery store and café, but it also has its own seed and garden center.

Lovers Leap Bridge in New Milford


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The bridge at Lovers Leap State Park was one of the last bridges built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company in 1895.

“I live in Connecticut and visit Lovers Leap frequently. It’s beautiful in every season, but especially during fall. It's a great place to hike, picnic or even paint.” – @heather_woodin

B.F Clyde’s Cider Mill in Mystic


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B.F Clyde’s Cider Mill is the last remaining steam-powered cider mill in the country.

“We love B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill! We go every year, some years on multiple occasions. We love the overall feel of fall and also enjoy all the treats they offer.” – @rhode_eats

Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury


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The famous Heublein Tower in Talcott Mountain State Park was originally built as a summer home for a prestigious Hartford family in 1914.

Hidden Valley Preserve in Washington Depot

The Thoreau Bridge at Hidden Valley Preserve spans 134 feet across the Shepaug River.

"I love this fall gem because I had been waiting to visit this location during close-to peak fall conditions. I’ve only seen it in photos and just knew I had to visit. It was even more incredible in person as the easily accessible trails brought you right to it." - @theeyeofthemind