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5 THINGS TO DO IN CONNECTICUT (SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 07)

Connecticut Fall Foliage

Connecticut Fall Foliage

late September–early November • nature

The glorious change of season transforms Connecticut

Halloween

Halloween

late September–late October • event

New England's cemeteries and graveyards invite you for a tour

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Hammonasset Beach State Park

all year round • nature

How about roaming along the state's longest shoreline park?

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

late April–December  • activity

Step back in time to 1892 Essex Station to embark on an unbelievable 2.5-hour journey

Kent Falls State Park

Kent Falls State Park

all year round (best in March–October) • nature

Enjoy the beauty of several hiking trails up and around the magnificent gush of water

8 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

May–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

Goshen Fair

Goshen Fair

canceled in 2020 • event

One of the oldest and largest fairs in Connecticut

Durham Fair

Durham Fair

September 24–27, 2020 • event

The largest agricultural fair with plenty of entertainment in the state

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

late November–January 1 • event

The most spectacular holiday lights festivals and displays around the state

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

May 23–25, 2020 • event

The state of Connecticut turns red, white, and blue

New Haven Fantasy of Lights

New Haven Fantasy of Lights

November 15–December 31, 2019 • event

A beautiful light display near an old lighthouse in Southern New England

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 2021 (TBA) • event

One of the largest ballooning events in the Northeast

Helen S Kaman Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park

Helen S Kaman Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park

mid-June–early July • nature

Take in an incomparable fragrance while exploring the pathways of the third-largest rose garden in the USA

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