Leaf-Peepers are Falling for These Top 10 Places to See Foliage in Connecticut
Here are the top 10 places to see the most astonishing foliage in Connecticut:
- Talcott Mountain State Park: A 1.25 mile trail up a mountain takes visitors to the 165-foot Heublein Tower to enjoy panoramic views of the entire Farmington River Valley.
- Mohawk State Forest: Cunningham Tower features scenic vistas of the Taconic, Catskill and Berkshire ranges. The Mohawk and Mattatuck hiking trails offer plenty of animal sightings in this wildlife sanctuary.
- Topsmead State Forest: Near historic Litchfield, Topsmead in Western CT is the former summer estate of Edith Morton Chase.
- Peoples State Forest: The Jessie Gerard Trail offers two paths to some of the best foliage views in Connecticut at Chaugnam Lookout, one through a lighthouse site and another up 299 steps.
- Haystack Mountain State Park: A 1,716-foot-high mountain topped with an observation tower that offers 360-degree views of the foliage in the Berkshires and the Green Mountains.
- Mount Tom State Park: Perfect for summer fun, this park transforms into a memorable one-mile fall trail hike to a stone tower 1, 325 feet above sea level to take in some memorable views.
- Kent Falls State Park: 250 feet of rushing water, blazing autumn colors, and Bull's Bridge, an historic covered bridge.
- Devil's Hopyard State Park: Water and foliage combine in a perfect autumn dance, with brilliant colors, cascading waterfalls, and perfectly cylindrical pothole stone formations said to have been made by the Devil's hooves.
- Pachaug State Forest: Connecticut's largest state forest features two main areas, the Champman Area with the Mount Misery overlook and the Green Falls Area.
- Goodwin Conservation Center: View autumn colors beautifully reflected in the placid waters of Pine Acres Pond from a wildlife-watching platform, or walk through the canopy along a section of the Air Line Trail.