And it’s looking good! If you love brightly colored red and yellow leaves, I have very good news for you. This year’s fall foliage looks to be the best one yet. As in, “magnificent.”
CTVisit.org‘s official fall foliage report is officially out and promises gloriously vibrant sights for all. Also, this year’s season will be longer than average.
This breathtaking season is because of all the Spring and Summer rainstorms. Basically, the conditions couldn’t be any more ideal. And they’ll continue to be ideal throughout the fall, too.
So, as for when you can climb into your car and cruise around the state to see our gorgeous fall foliage, the season should start around the 9th. Officials circled November 6th as a possible end date for this year.
Which means we have nearly a month to enjoy what makes Connecticut so famous. This state constantly attracts leaf peepers from all over the nation, so our tourism departments cannot wait for the show to start.
Peak leaf peeping for the Northeast and Northwest corners of the state rolls in on October 9th through the 15th.
Then cars should head down to the eastern and western mid-state area between the 16th and the 23rd to enjoy their peak.
Then, the shoreline finishes up the season between October 31st through November 6th.
As for the location that will hold onto its vibrant fall colors the longest, look no further than along the Connecticut River. So, between Long Island Sound to East Haddam, that’s where you’re guaranteed to see autumnal beauty.
Here’s the official interactive foliage map, which will tell you exactly where you need to be at the right time.
Also, no need to worry about the damage left by the Gypsy moths. CTVisit made no mention whether or not they impacted viewing this year. So, it’s safe to assume you won’t notice anything unusual.
So, where’s your favorite place to scope out some sweet foliage views?