Before we know it, the autumn colors will emerge and display a vibrant pallet perfect for a fall foliage train ride in Connecticut. Get ready leaf peepers, autumn is right around the corner! To see the trees at their finest, hop aboard this Connecticut train ride through the lush countryside. The Pumpkin Patch Train is a delightful autumn excursion full of colors and pumpkin picking. Read on to learn more.

Doesn’t this fall foliage train ride in Connecticut look like fun?

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Best Fall Scenery In Connecticut

What are the best places to see fall scenery in Connecticut?

Here are some more of the most beautiful fall destinations in Connecticut.

  • Mount Tom State Park (Mount Tom Road, Washington Depot): These 231 acres are where we like to be when the leaves start changing into lovely bits of orange, gold, and crimson. This is one of the oldest parks in Connecticut, created between 1913 and 1918, offering a vast recreation area for swimming in the Mt. Tom Pond and hiking up to Mt. Tom Tower on the Tower Trail. And yes — the views are pretty sweet too.
  • Talcott Mountain State Park (Summit Ridge Road, Simsbury): When we want to see wildlife, this is the place to come. Hikers may encounter a variety of wildlife, such as owls, bald eagles, and turkey vultures. See them on the Talcott Mountain Yellow Trail to the Heublein Tower where the sights of the fall foliage are at their best. Pack a picnic or bring some hotdogs, as tables, grills, and toilets are provided.
  • Enders State Forest (Granby and Barkhamsted): The 2,100 lovely acres here afford glimpses of wooded forests and their changing colors, wetlands, and waterfalls. A trail marked with purple blazes guides hikers to stunning views of the waterfalls. Discover more about this wild space on the Enders State Forest web page.
  • Peoples State Forest (Barkhamsted): For campers, hunters, and fishing enthusiasts, these 3,000+ acres are thrilling, providing generous amounts of woodlands for a great fall escape. This exciting forest has been offering folks a place to unwind since 1927 when we learned that the initial 213 acres of this forest were a gift from the American Legion. The initiative was to give folks an example of proper forest management as witnessed by the U.S. soldiers in Europe during World War I.

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