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Time to Catch Fall Foliage



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    Leaves. They’re everywhere.

    From the front yard, to the car, to bottom of your shoe, it is almost impossible to escape fall foliage this time of year. But, with leaves ranging in color from Macintosh red to practically magenta, how about we embrace the ever-changing leaves instead of simply raking and bagging?

    Beginning in late September and lasting until Thanksgiving, is there a best time to observe the rapidly evolving fall foliage? And what better place than New England?

    Voted the best spot to “leaf peek” by Yankee Magazine, Connecticut is the premier place to watch the trees transform from summer greens to autumn golds. With an endless amount of outdoor activities such as apple picking, hayrides and hiking, a single second of this beautiful season should not be missed.

    Macedonia State Park is one great place to see the foliage. With numerous springs and streams scattered about the 2,300-square foot park, this is the perfect place to pack a picnic and take in the scenery. The white blazed Cobble Mountain trail comes highly recommended.

    Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury is another great place. With Heublein Tower in the background, you can see a wide variety of color.

    The state Department of Environmental Protection created a Connecticut foliage map. The DEP also offers a list of scenic views and hiking locations. As well as driving routes.

    Yankee Magazine created a map that tells you where the leaves are turning, where they are at peak color and where they are gone.

    Have your own foliage photos, send them to us by clicking here.