Fall Foliage In CT 2021
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Connecticut’s fall foliage rarely disappoints whether you view it from one of many scenic overlooks or admire a single tree on a town green. Be prepared for a grand bouquet of colors. Better yet, Connecticut’s foliage season typically runs longer compared to northern New England states, offering travelers even more opportunities to see and experience the autumn beauty. According to Christopher Martin, Director/State Forester, Division of Forestry, Bureau of Natural Resources, DEEP, “This year will be way different than last. Certainly no drought. And although there were pockets of gypsy moth defoliation in western Connecticut, sufficient rains have allowed the trees to releaf with less stress. Leaves will stay green longer this season and if overnight temperatures cooperate, dipping into the low 30’s overnight a few times toward later September, we should expect everything to come together all at once. Synchronized for a dazzling foliar display mid to late October. Later September/early October overnight temperatures will be the most influencing factor this year.”

DEEP’s website provides a wealth of information detailing where foliage is peaking, and suggestions on where to hike bike or drive to take in the magnificent fall colors. These include:

Current Foliage Report

Where To View Fall Foliage In CT (lists scenic views and hiking locations)

The Colors Of Fall (describes what colors different trees turn)

Peak foliage timeframes: The leaves will change in the northern parts of the state first, around Columbus Day, and then move down into the valleys and down toward the shore. Here are estimated peak foliage timeframes for each section:

Connecticut Northwest/Northeast Corners: October 3 – 8

Connecticut Eastern and Western Mid-State Counties: October 16 – 23

Shoreline and lower Connecticut River Valley: October 24 – October 30

Southwest Corner: November 7 – November 14

For more info please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Forestry/Foliage/Connecticuts-Fall-Foliage

The “Visit CT” website lists a few suggested driving “loops” to get you safely out and about during prime leaf peeping season. Be sure to program your mapping app, or set your gps, for an amazing drive through the wonders of fall in Connecticut.

Visit https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/top-fall-foliage-drives-in-connecticut or https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/connecticuts-foliage-tracker

Looking for some fall foliage in your own backyard? Check out TownAppeal’s Parks and Open Space directories:

Brookfield: https://townappeal.com/brookfield/business-tags/open-spaces/

Bridgewater: https://townappeal.com/bridgewater/business-tags/open-spaces/

Roxbury: https://townappeal.com/roxbury/business-tags/open-spaces/

Looking for more fall fun? Check out our blog on Apple Picking!

Fall Foliage In CT 2021

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

Connecticut's fall foliage rarely disappoints whether you view it from one of many scenic overlooks or admire a single tree on a town green. Be prepared for a grand bouquet of colors. Better yet, Connecticut’s foliage season typically runs longer compared to northern New England states, offering travelers even more opportunities to see and experience the autumn beauty. According to Christopher Martin, Director/State Forester, Division of Forestry, Bureau of Natural Resources, DEEP, “This year will be way different than last. Certainly no drought. And although there were pockets of gypsy moth defoliation in western Connecticut, sufficient rains have allowed the trees to releaf with less stress. Leaves will stay green longer this season and if overnight temperatures cooperate, dipping into the low 30’s overnight a few times toward later September, we should expect everything to come together all at once. Synchronized for a dazzling foliar display mid to late October. Later September/early October overnight temperatures will be the most influencing factor this year."

DEEP's website provides a wealth of information detailing where foliage is peaking, and suggestions on where to hike bike or drive to take in the magnificent fall colors. These include:

Current Foliage Report

Where To View Fall Foliage In CT (lists scenic views and hiking locations)

The Colors Of Fall (describes what colors different trees turn)

Peak foliage timeframes: The leaves will change in the northern parts of the state first, around Columbus Day, and then move down into the valleys and down toward the shore. Here are estimated peak foliage timeframes for each section:

Connecticut Northwest/Northeast Corners: October 3 – 8

Connecticut Eastern and Western Mid-State Counties: October 16 - 23

Shoreline and lower Connecticut River Valley: October 24 - October 30

Southwest Corner: November 7 - November 14

For more info please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Forestry/Foliage/Connecticuts-Fall-Foliage

The "Visit CT" website lists a few suggested driving “loops” to get you safely out and about during prime leaf peeping season. Be sure to program your mapping app, or set your gps, for an amazing drive through the wonders of fall in Connecticut.

Visit https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/top-fall-foliage-drives-in-connecticut or https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/connecticuts-foliage-tracker

Looking for some fall foliage in your own backyard? Check out TownAppeal's Parks and Open Space directories:

Brookfield: https://townappeal.com/brookfield/business-tags/open-spaces/

Bridgewater: https://townappeal.com/bridgewater/business-tags/open-spaces/

Roxbury: https://townappeal.com/roxbury/business-tags/open-spaces/

Looking for more fall fun? Check out our blog on Apple Picking!


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