Don’t blink now; you might just miss it — according to the trusty Farmer’s Almanac, we’re smack dab in the middle of peak fall foliage.
Taking a drive around town if beautiful this time of year — auburn and golden leaves blowing behind tobacco barns and floating onto the town green are seasonal reminders of why its a joy to live in New England.
As beautiful as it is, we’d also be remiss in failing to venture out and about throughout the region to take in the leaves in ways that are both traditional and off the beaten path.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) provides this list of hikes offering ideal views of peak foliage, which, our Farmer’s Almanac predicts, will last until Oct. 28.
Among the hikes listed are a trek to the observation tower at Somers’ Shenipsit State Forest and, if you’re up for a bit of a day trip, Kent’s Macedonia Brook State Park (Kent was named the No. 1 place to view the fall foliage by Yankee Magazine in 2011).
If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to check out Visit Connecticut’s suggestions for fall foliage fun, which includes hot air balloon rides, zip-lining through the state’s forests, kayaking and even sky-diving.