Fall in Connecticut is like nothing else! It’s a very exciting time of the year for many reasons. Some enjoy the simple pleasures of pumpkin picking and fresh cider. While others may be looking forward to the spookiest time of the year. Whether you just want some homemade jam or are seeking more of a thrill, we have gathered up the best fall destinations here in Connecticut for you and your family.
Start your fall off right by filling up a bag of your favorite apples! Check out the variety and pick the apples that please your taste buds. When you’re done check out the fresh made cider donuts, muffins, applesauce, and pies. Don’t miss out on the fresh pressed sweet cider, hard cider, and apple wine either! If you can’t make it for apple picking, you can catch Averill Farm at a number of farmers markets. Averill Farm is a great place to jump-start your fall!
Fall isn’t quite fall without pumpkin picking! Head over to Angevine Farm from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. up until Halloween to handpick your favorite pumpkins. If you don’t make it to the pumpkin patch, not to worry! You can grab pumpkins from the Harvest Barn Gift Shop. There you will also find soaps, local artwork, kettle corn, maple syrup, honey, and local jams! You can also join in on their pumpkin painting, if you need some ideas, we’ve got you covered! Don’t leave without taking advantage of their free hayrides! Call before you get there for the schedule.
Dying for a Thrill
Voted Connecticut’s #1 scariest haunted house, the Dark Manor is your fall destination if you’re seeking a thrill! Check out the Manor, The Graveyard, and Haunted House Village (an outdoor attraction) if you dare! Be sure to check out their contests and coupons for chances to win and save a few bucks. Are you brave enough to see what’s lurking in Connecticut?
Are you ready for some creepy tales? Stop by the Mark Twain House as featured on Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story. There you will learn about Twain’s own interest in the supernatural. A real dose of haunted history! These tours sell out quick so be sure to make your reservations asap!
Whether you are pumped to pick pumpkins or seriously love to be spooked, there is a destination is Connecticut just for you! Enjoy this fall with these great places in your home state!