As the leaves turn to vibrant shades of red, orange, and gold, and the air gets a bit crisper, the 203 comes alive with the enchantment of fall. In this guide, we’ll explore the best seasonal activities that this region has to offer. From pumpkin patches to cozy bistros, here’s your ultimate guide to enjoying fall in the 203.
Apple Picking Adventures:
Visit one of the many charming orchards in the area, like Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard in Shelton! Pick your own apples, indulge in cider donuts, and soak in the orchard atmosphere.
Photo creds: Beardsley Cider Mill
Visit their Website: Beardsley’s Cider Mill
Pumpkin Patch Perfection:
Get your pumpkins for carving and decorating at Silverman’s Farm in Easton! This farm is unique as not only does it offer pumpkins, apple cider, and more, it also has an animal farm too! It is the perfect place to enjoy with your family and friends. They also have food trucks on site as pumpkin picking can work up quite an appetite!
Photo creds: Ken Brooks
Visit their website: Silvermans Farm
Fall Hikes and Nature Walks:
The 203 area is blessed with countless hiking trails. Explore the Mattabesett Trail in Middletown for a leisurely outdoor experience of fall’s beauty.
Photo creds: Lee-Stuart Evans
Warm up with a pumpkin spice latte at Kneads Bakery in Westport. This cozy café offers a comforting and relaxing escape from the autumn chill. Kneads makes their own PSL from natural ingredients and non artificial pumpkin flavoring. Enjoy your coffee with their baked goods made fresh every day. Perfect for a mid day pick me up!
Visit their website: Kneads Bakery
Support local farmers and savor seasonal delights by dining at farm-to-table restaurants. Try Terrain cafe in Westport for a true taste of Connecticut’s farm-fresh goodness! They released their fall menu just a few days ago so make sure to check that out.
Photo creds: Terrain cafe
Visit their Website: Terrain Cafe
Embrace the German tradition of Oktoberfest with events like the one at Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford! Enjoy craft beer, live music, and local food trucks along with local artisan products!
Find more information on their website: Two Roads
Spooky Haunts and Ghost Tours:
As Halloween approaches, dive into the spooky side of fall with ghost tours and haunted attractions. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in Norwalk offers tours that take you back in time to the Victorian era that guarantee a scare!
Photo creds: Lockwood-Matthews Mansion
Visit their website: Lockwood-Matthews Mansion
The 203 area offers an array of fall experiences that cater to every interest. From the beautiful foliage to apple orchards, cozy cafés, and spooky haunts, there’s no shortage of autumn fun to explore in this scenic region. Grab your family and friends and set out on a fall adventure!