Safe fall activities for you and your family

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Safe fall activities for you and your family

Cooler days and nights don’t mean outdoor fun has to end. There are plenty of things you can do outside in Connecticut this fall.

10/06/2020

Find your way.

Corn mazes are a great way to spend time with your family. Check local websites to see if they require reservations.

Go for a hike!

Connecticut boasts many scenic trails for all skill levels to help you explore the outdoors. Maybe it’s time to visit some state and local outdoor parks. Check each location for hours and specific safety guidelines.

Savor the tastes of the season.

Connecticut has a strong agricultural community. Support them and enjoy delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farm stands.

You can also pick your own produce at orchards and farms throughout the state. Check their sites for hours, availability, and selection.

Enjoy a scenic drive.

True, you’ll be in a car for most of this activity. But you can take a road trip to explore foliage throughout the state. There are plenty of places to stop for photos and take in the sights along the way.

Extend your deck and patio season.

Fire pits and outdoor propane heaters are, uh, hot items this fall. But we’re New Englanders, and we know how to dress for cold! Hats, scarves, gloves and mittens, and layers, layers, layers. Pull out those old sleeping bags, fleece, and stadium blankets for perhaps shorter but heart-warming visits outside.

Stay safe.

Whatever you choose, please follow the latest safety guidance from the state and continue to practice preventive measures:  Social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing a mask or face covering.