If you were going to pick a week to go and see the foliage in Connecticut, now would be the time to do it, as most parts of the state are at peak.
Before you head out, though, make sure to check out the fall foliage map — a handy resource that tells you your best bet when it comes to seeing the most trees at peak. You also can map out some routes by first starting with some tips and proposed itineraries. Finally, if you plan to make a multiday trip of it, you might want to do some research into other sights and lodging. You can start with Fairfield County and move out from there.
You can multitask, even while on a break, and take part in some of the state’s specialized trails, watching the scenery as you go. Among the trails are the Burgers and Brews trail, the Art Trail, the Barns Trail, the Scenic Trail, and others. You can see them all here.
If you are looking to see how the fall foliage has seeped past Connecticut’s borders, it would be worth checking out an earlier post by my colleague Jim Shay.
Happy leaf peeping!