Autumn, Connecticut, Day Trip

Fall Bucketlist

One.  Fall Beer

One of my favorite things about Connecticut is the beer culture that has been emerging over the last few years.  It seems no matter what town you’re in there a brewery right around the corner.  Check out CT Visit’s Beer Trail page to see what’s close to you.  Have a group you want to travel with or want to see a few different breweries but don’t want to drive?  Contact CT Beer Tours and browse the tours they offer, either public tours or private/custom tours!

Two. Pumpkin Picking and Farms

Just like breweries, there’s no shortage of farms and orchards in Connecticut.  Whether you want to pick your own apples and pumpkins or sit back and enjoy cider donuts, there’s always something going on.  One of my favorite places to visit is Lyman Orchards.  They have an amazing farm store, The Apple Barrel, and every year they design a different, amazing corn maze.

Three. Fall Hikes

What better way to view the foliage than hiking through the woods or above them?  Sleeping Giant is Hamden is always a popular option, but I personally enjoy the views you get from hiking to the Hublein Tower on Talcott Mountain.  CT Visit’s Best Hiking and Biking Trails is also a great resource.


Four. Foliage Drives

Next week, I’ll be sharing with you one of my all-time favorite drives to take, perfect for foliage peeping.  CT Visit’s Foliage Drives give you great ideas for any part of the state.

Five.  Boots

I want to live in boots.  I want to wear boots with formal wear.  Once the temperatures start to dip the closet is suddenly filled with boots of every color and height.

Six.  New England

Well, this is a fairly general category, but New England is autumn.  I’ve been saving certain day trips specifically for this time of year because every town looks a little more charming with some red and orange in the trees.  I’m looking forward to Rockport, MA, Salem, and maybe even venturing a little further north to Vermont or Maine.

What are you looking forward to this fall?

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  • Reply Jen B

    I live right between Salem and Rockport 🙂 If you go to Salem in October be prepared for MASSIVE tourist influx. I avoid it in October like the plague!

    September 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      Oh, I’ve heard. I had success last year going the second weekend of November. There was still plenty of foliage and few tourists! Do you recommend anyplace in particular in Rockport?

      September 30, 2017 at 9:19 pm

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