Top Spots to Check Out Connecticut's Fall Foliage - Newtown Moms

A few weeks ago I was reading an NBC Connecticut article about how this year’s foliage should be incredibly colorful thanks to all the rain we’ve had. Peak foliage is expected to happen around 10/9-10/11 for the Northwestern part of the state and then slowly expand, wrapping up on the Shoreline by mid-November. The article also pointed out if you want to get away to see the foliage, it’s best to plan it now as things book up quickly in Connecticut. has an entire section of their website dedicated to Fall Foliage, including a map of where and when to find peak color. View it here before you plan a ride or a trip. For other options, view the list below. 

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

Lake Waramaug
New Preston, CT

Bear Mountain
Salisbury, CT

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