Fun Fall Foliage Guide

It’s falls ya’ll.

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly this year. Take time to sit and watch the leaves turn! Get sweater-weather ready and pick your favorite pumpkin spice beverage to sip on as you make your way to the Interlaken Inn

During your visit, we want you to make the most of the fall breeze and the autumn leaves. Our fall foliage guide will remind you that change can be not only beautiful but fun for the whole family!

Plan your visit accordingly, and do not forget to book your stay in advance. 

Connecticut is expecting a magnificent foliage season! Like most places throughout New England, we have peak foliage timeframes.  This will help you determine a time that works with your schedule and with the leaves. 

Leaf Peeping

Start your trip with some good ol’ fashion leaf-peeping. Whether you drive the back roads, take a hike in the state parks or take a boat ride down the Connecticut River, there are all kinds of ways to soak up the fall breeze and enjoy the autumn leaves. 

State Parks to Explore:

Talcott Mountain State Park

Mohawk State Forest

Haystack Mountain State Park

Peoples State Forest

Pachaug State Forest

Macedonia Brook State Park 

Shenipsit State Forest

Apple Picking

If you love fall most of all, then you probably love apple picking, apple cider, and caramel apples. There is nothing quite like the taste of apples during the fall. We have a wide selection of large and small apple farms and orchards in Connecticut. Take your pick and fill a basket or shop for fresh produce as well as freshly baked goods. 

Apple Farms and Orchards to Choose:

Lyman Orchards

Orchards Golf Course

Blue Jay Orchards

Hickory Hill Orchards

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard

Pumpkin Picking

There are 90 days to make the most of the fun-fall activities! It begins on September 22 and ends on December 21st. During that time, you need to pick the perfect pumpkin and carve a jack-o-lantern. 

Pumpkin Patches to Choose:

The Pickin Patch at Woodford Farm

Maple Lane Farms

Edmondson's Farm

Whittle's Willow Spring Farm

Halfinger Farms

Spooky Attractions

Pick your poison and spook the whole family! Connecticut has a wide variety of spooky spots, from a hayride in a zombie-filled corn-field to haunted houses and ghost tours along the shore. 

Spooky Attractions to Choose:

Trail of Terror, Wallingford

Fright Haven, Stratford

Rails to the Darkside, East Windsor

Haunted Graveyard, Bristol

Spirits of Milford Ghost Walks, Milford

Corn Maze

Get lost in a corn maze and solve a puzzle in order to find your way out! Farms all over Connecticut turn their cornfields into complex corn mazes. Some operate at night, so do not forget your flashlight or you may never find your way out. 

Corn Mazes to Choose:

Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farms, Sharon

Castle Hill Farm, Newton

Fort Hill Farms, Thompson

The Farm, Woodbury

Buttonwood Farm, Griswold

Foster Family Farm, South Windsor


If you love fall most of all, Connecticut is the place to be. Not only is it beautiful but it also offers a variety of fun fall activities for the whole family. Book your stay at the Interlaken Inn and follow our fall foliage guide!

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