Connecticut, Day Trip, Life

The Fall Bucket List


It’s finally here!  I’m from the North East and there is nothing “basic” about autumn or loving autumn.  It has molded us since we were wee little New Englanders, it is in our blood.  We love our nature and it loves us back with the most visually amazing goodbye you could imagine.

I really made an effort this summer to be outside more and learn to live with the heat.  Strides were made, but I’m ready to really start living in the outdoors now.  In the next few weeks I have so many fun events coming up I can hardly contain myself!  Mystic, Apple Harvest, CT Renaissance Faire, and so so so much more!

Be sure to stop back in and catch up.  I’ve been infrequently posting lately, but that is all about to change!  So, to kick things off, let’s go over some of the things that make autumn the best time of year.


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One. Foliage Drives!

Is there anything better than a pumpkin spice latte? Yes.  It’s taking a scenic drive with a pumpkin spice latte.  I have my own route that countless miles on my car have developed, but if you don’t CT Visit has you covered!


Two. Seasonal Beer and Cider

Shebeen Brewing offers their Cannoli Beer year round, but their seasonal Appley Ever After is every bit as good and photogenic.  In general, the CT Beer scene has you covered and now you even have a cider option.  New England Cider is open for business!

Yes it is #sweaterweather

Yes it is #sweaterweather

Three.  Candles and Sweaters

Basically, I’m all about the Autumn accoutrements.  Luckily enough, over the next few weeks I’ll be places that have amazing options of local goods.  My homemade soap and candle stash is getting low.


Four.  Foliage Hikes

I planned on hiking a lot more than I did over the summer, but the heat had other plans.  That’s ok, though, because the fall offers some of the best views of Connecticut.  If I ever win the lotto or marry Elon Musk (just a joke, love you PK!) I would find a way to buy and live in the Hublein Town.  Don’t worry I’d still let hikers visit.


Five. Village Visits

There are plenty of small town to frequent and feel like you live in Stars Hollow.  I may not have gotten tickets to the Gilmore Girls event in Washington Depot, but a visit to Mystic or Putnam is just as good in my books, and will have a lot less hipsters too.

Those are just a few of the things I love about fall and that I’m looking forward to!  Who else is ready to start living again?  What are your fall plans?

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  • Reply Anne M Ciccio

    Great idea. I am prepping my list. Just had some New England Cider over the weekend. Very good!!

    September 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      Ah! I’m so excited to try it!

      September 21, 2016 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Carrie @ Poet in the Pantry

    Cannoli beer–oh, heck, YES!! 🙂 I need to add more village visits to my list… So much great stuff to do in Connecticut this season!

    September 29, 2016 at 9:56 am
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      I know! I’ve already completely booked up October, no room for anything else haha

      September 29, 2016 at 10:21 am

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