5 Ways To Love A Connecticut Fall

With the pumpkin spice craze in full swing, fall has come into the spotlight as the time of year. Old Saybrook, Connecticut is the very essence of quaint fall perfection – from dappled harbor views to cozy fireside cocktails, Connecticut is the place to be this autumn season. Experience the best of a Connecticut fall with these timeless activities.

Cozy Cocktails at the Marina Bar at Saybrook Point

People Sitting Around The Marina Bar Fire PitNot only does the Marina Bar whip up killer seasonal cocktails – try the Fall Leaf Fizz or the Jacked Up Cider – they also offer an extensive wine and beer list and a delicious menu, featuring plenty of seafood dishes, gourmet sandwiches, raw bar items, and, of course, authentic New England clam chowder (because nothing combats that autumn chill like a warm cuppa chowda’). Cozy up with your sweetie by the outdoor fire pit, and enjoy good food and drink — not to mention The Point’s unbeatable waterfront views. If you’re planning to stay awhile, head upstairs to one of the inn’s decadent rooms for a luxurious Connecticut fall weekend.

Spend a Connecticut Fall Afternoon Perusing “The Kate”

After spending much of her childhood in Old Saybrook, the late great Katharine Hepburn returned in her twilight years, solidifying her status as a local legend.  The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center was named in her honor (and is lovingly referred to as “The Kate”). It’s fair to say that anyone who has ever seen a Hepburn film is automatically indoctrinated into her fan club; take the opportunity to educate your youngins on the prolific actress, and enjoy a gallery of photographs, Hepburn’s Emmy Awards, and other memorabilia. Then, head back to The Point for a warm drink, and a dinner from Fresh Salt that’s worthy of Hollywood’s finest!

Shop The Past At Tova’s Vintage

There’s more than foliage to draw you into the magic of fall in Connecticut. After The Kate has inspired a sense of nostalgia, pick up some vintage gems at Tova’s Vintage. A cozy, stylish boutique right in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Tova’s offers a dazzling variety of vintage dresses, shoes, jewels, bags and more. Tova’s specializes in Hollywood-style glamor, and curates fashion items from the 19th century all they way up into the 1960s and ‘70s. It’s easy to get lost in this elegant little time capsule!
Golf Course Near Mystic Connecticut
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Showcase Your Swing: Old Saybrook Annual Golf Tournament

Situated in the shadow of Foxwoods Casino, the Lake of Isles golf courses offer some of the best golfing in the country, according to Golf Magazine. While the Lake of Isles North Course is open to the public, the coveted South Course is reserved for members only — except for one day in October, when the course opens up for the annual Old Saybrook, Connecticut golf tournament. Recruit a team and take the opportunity to showcase your backswing at this fall event.

Live Music and Wine at Chamard Vineyard

Nothing pairs better with a Connecticut fall than a trip to a Vineyard. Chamard Vineyard offers beautiful grounds, an elegant Bistro, and swingin’ tunes on the weekends. Oh, and did we forget to mention their diverse in-house wines? From a heritage Riesling to a Cabernet Franc to Estate Chardonnay Port, Chamard is sure to have a bottle to please every palette. No more excuses! Get in gear and getaway for a fall vacation in Old Saybrook. With cozy rooms (many offering wood-burning fireplaces) and the low-down on local fall favorites, let Saybrook Point Inn be your gateway to a Connecticut fall.