Best Spots to Get a Glimpse of the Fall Colors - Newtown Moms

A few weeks ago, I read an article about how the drought and its affect on when fall foliage will hit its peak in Connecticut this year. Surprisingly (or maybe not), leaves will begin to turn color earlier this year. Right now, DEEP is estimating leaves will start changing around 9/21, with peak happening around 10/3 in northwestern parts of Connecticut. The rest of the state is expected to peak around Halloween weekend. For the full article click here.

With those dates in mind, here are a few spots within a short drive that are great for checking out all of the Fall colors:

Keeping It Local

Holcombe Hill
55 Great Hill Road
Newtown, CT

Paugussett State Forest
Entrances on Hanover Road or Great Quarter Road
Newtown, CT

Kettletown State Park
1400 Georges Hill Road
Southbury, CT

Huntington State Park 
Old Dodgingtown Road
Redding, CT

Putnam Park
499 Black Rock Turnpike
Redding, CT

Lovers Leap State Park
Grove Street
New Milford, CT



Bit of a Drive
Head to Northwester CT and take this drive through Granby, including a stop at the Saville Dam.

Talcott Mountain State Park
Simsbury, CT

Kent Falls
Kent, CT

White Memorial
Litchfield, CT

Lake Waramaug
New Preston, CT

Bear Mountain
Salisbury, CT

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