10 Things This Fall in Norwalk
September 1, 2015
Fall may start on September 23, but we all know it doesn’t really start cooling down until mid October. And that’s when all the magic happens. The leaves burst into vibrant colors, spicy scented candles emerge in every SoNo boutique, and everything from frozen yogurt to beer has pumpkin in it.
There’s something so special about a Connecticut fall. We wish it could last forever--but we’ll just have to settle on taking full advantage of our favorite season while it’s here. Here are the 10 things we’re looking forward to this fall in Norwalk.
1. Exploring The Norwalk Boat Show
The Norwalk Boat Show is such a unique fall event in Norwalk, and we’re all excited to check out some astounding watercrafts from all over the world. From September 24-27, you can head to the Norwalk Cove Marina and see some of the most gorgeous luxury yachts you’ve ever seen. Beware: if you’re not in the market for a boat, you might be after this show. Buy your tickets early and save $2 (you can put it toward your new boat).
2. Flea Marketing at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
The 8th Annual Old Fashioned Flea Market is definitely on, people of Norwalk! On Sunday, September 20 from 10 am to 5 pm, you can find us examining some fantastic vintage jewelry, furniture, collectibles, clothing, and more at the gorgeous Lockwood-Mathews Mansion.
Not only will you likely come away with a one-of-a-kind treasure, you’ll be able to spend the rest of your day checking out the mansion at a reduced admission, see an antique car show, and listen to bands play oldies. Fall back in time! (Pun intended, and regretted.)
3. Taking a Stroll or Drive through Norwalk’s Fall Foliage
Cranbury Park. Dolce grounds. There are few places you can go to escape Norwalk’s gorgeous flaming foliage this fall, but there are some ways you can maximize your enjoyment. Take a leisurely Sunday drive up Fairfield’s Golden Coast, or wander through Cranbury Park, Dolce, or other Norwalk parks. The colors will astound you.
4. Enjoying Stew Leonard’s Halloween Antics
Admit it--fall wouldn’t be complete without at least one visit to Stew Leonards. If you’re there every weekend, we don’t blame you. Stew definitely holds a place in the hearts of most native Connecticut residents, and it’s been listed as one of Fortune mag’s “100 Best Compaies to Work For.” So if you’re new to the area, it’s a must-visit.
Whether you love or hate those robotic singing barnyard animals, you have to admit Stews knows how to celebrate fall festivities, with Halloween celebrations, an annual Turkey Brigade, and even the occasional celebrity sighting.
5. Local Norwalk Fall Comfort Foods & Craft Beers
It’s almost the season of Oktoberfest and Thanksgiving--and you know what that means. FOOD AND BEER. In abundance. Fall is the one season where it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy a pumpkin frappe in the morning, a slice of pumpkin bread in the afternoon, and several hearty fall ales in the evening.
6. Cozy-fying your Luxury Apartment in Norwalk
Summer has its charm, but there’s something about pulling out the coziest throws, the table runners, and room-warming candles that makes your luxury apartment feel even more luxurious. In fact, this is probably the most dangerous fall activity on the list--you may never want to leave your apartment community again.
7. Seeing Fall Movies at Garden Cinemas
OK, so you can see blockbuster hits all summer long. But when you settle into your seat at Garden Cinemas on a crisp fall night to see an Indie sleeper hit, with a warm tub of popcorn in your lap, you’ll see what we mean.
8. Teeing off at the Maritime Golf Classic October 5
If you play golf in Norwalk, you probably already know about the Maritime Golf Classic on October 5 (12:30pm) at the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien. (For all we know, you and Sharky are best friends.) If you only compete in one golf event this year, make it this one--proceeds from the tourney help maintain the Aquarium’s programs for students.
9. Getting Spooked at Ghost Tours and Hayrides
One of the best parts of halloween? Getting scared (in a fun way). There are several places in Norwalk that typically host ghost tours and hayrides, and they’re great fun.
- Sheffield Lighthouse Haunt
- Fairview Tree Farm Haunted Hayrides and Haunted Trail
- Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Ghostly Sightings Tours
- A Haunting at Mill Hill
10. Staying Active in Norwalk’s Fall Sport Leagues
There’s a reason adult sports leagues in Norwalk are so popular. Not only do you stay fit and bring back the good old days of high school sports, but you also get to socialize and network with some of Norwalk’s finest! Juice boxes are optional. The options include (seasons may vary, check sites for details):
- Big League Kickball
- Big League Kickball
- Big League Soccer
- Big League Volleyball
- Big League Bocce
- Big League Football
See the main site for details.
That’s all we’ve got for now--what are you looking forward to this fall in Norwalk? Let us know on Facebook. And if you’re looking for a luxury apartment in Norwalk where you can enjoy the season to the fullest, get in touch with us today at The Waypointe.