Fall Foliage in Connecticut
October 2, 2014
Many people think of the end of summer and the beginning of fall as the end of vacation season, but for New Englanders that could not be further from the truth! Not only does fall bring football, the beginning of the holiday season, and (the perennial favorite) pumpkin spice flavored treats--it also brings beautiful fall foliage! And Connecticut residents have access to some of the most stunning views of fall foliage in the region. Read on to learn about some great driving tours and fall trip destinations to see the seasons change.
Take a Road Trip
Just a short drive from The Waypointe is the Connecticut Route 15, a National Scenic Byway, and one of the best ways to see the changing leaves. Drivers have enjoyed the beautiful fall colors of Route 15--also known as Merritt's Parkway--for years, and when you coast down through Connecticut's landscape, you will see that the drive's reputation as being a true destination is well earned!
Go Apple Picking
Connecticut has a ton of great apple orchards but one of the most popular is Silverman's Farm, only a short detour off the Merritt. At Silverman's Farm you are able to pick apples, peaches, and pumpkins as well as enjoy autumnal foods, flowers, and--of course!--cider. On the way back to Merritt's Parkway stop at Aspetuck Apple Barn for other seasonal treats and flowers.
See the Seaside
If you want to get a good view of coastal Connecticut in the fall, consider a short drive down Route 1. Stretching from Clinton to Milford, Route 1 is a smooth drive full of stunning views and lots of fun fall spots to stop and stretch your legs.
Living in Connecticut puts you right in one of the best regions to experience and appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the fall season.