The time is finally here – autumn in Connecticut! If you’re anything like us, you’ve been patiently awaiting the return of this enchanting season. As summer ends and fall approaches its prime, the familiar sent of warmed cider floats through the crisp breeze. Nothing gets us in the autumn mood more than walking along the beautiful Old Saybrook streets kicking through piles of dried leaves. Head out on a family road trip this harvest season and take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage and autumn activities available around Saybrook Point Inn & Spa.

Fall Drives

Fueled by nostalgia and a deep love of sweatshirt weather, some fall fanatics are inclined to head out on a winding road to admire the beauty of the changing deciduous forests. If this description resonates with you, Old Saybrook is a wonderful destination for experiencing autumn in Connecticut. Here are a few worth-while drives that will leave your leaf-peeping hunger satisfied.

Old Saybrook to Guilford

Load up the kids in the family car and head out from Saybrook Point toward the town of Guilford. Feast your eyes on breathtaking expanses of woodland, featuring forests of oak, maple, and birch. Once you arrive in Guilford, casually roll through the streets and view some of the oldest homes in Connecticut.

Old Saybrook to Essex

For another excellent fall-foliage-viewing-drive, head north up Route 9 to the sleepy little town of Essex. Leisurely meander through the Essex Village streets along the banks of the Connecticut River and soak in the quaint history of this charming location.

Fall Activities

Along with witnessing the magnificent changing foliage, Saybrook is home to a variety of fantastic fall festivities and events. Autumn in Connecticut means fun for the whole family.

Scott’s Orchard and Nursery

Located just 50 minutes north in Glastonbury, Scott’s Orchard and Nursery features an Apple Festival at the end of September and their Harvest Festival on the first weekend in October. Make your way to the orchard and take part in the wagon rides, hay maze, pumpkin patch, face painting, and much more!

Staehly Farms & Staehly Farm Winery

Travel up the Connecticut River about thirty minutes to Staehly Farms & Staehly Farm Winery for Fall Flavor Fest. This event also takes place on October’s first weekend, but the farm also features activities happening throughout the entire month. Taste a variety of food trucks, sample the delicious apple wine, and have fun with the kids at the pumpkin patch and harvest barn.

Autumn in Connecticut

If you’re a fan of the crisp changing seasons, then there’s no better time than autumn in Connecticut. Book your harvest season getaway with Saybrook Point Inn & Spa and take advantage of the fantastic fall festivities that this beautiful area provides.