Instagrammable Connecticut: Fall Gems Last Updated: July 2021

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

Hidden Valley Preserve in Washington


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The 120-foot-long Henry David Thoreau Footbridge is tucked away in Washington’s Hidden Valley Preserve. The bridge is inscribed with quotes from Thoreau’s famous writings, which show a deep appreciation for nature.

“My Wife and I got married earlier in the year in Washington, CT, and love that area. We heard about Hidden Valley from a friend and decided to go there for a hike. It was beautiful, the foliage was at its prime and this bridge is so unique.” – Joey S.

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.