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Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

dallas
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Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

First time our family is visiting the NE and we were planning to fly to Boston.

I'd like some advice as far as whether or not we can partake in enjoying the Fall Foilage and if so where our best bets lie?

And if there are any particular lodging recs that would suit our family that would be great as well. Kids are 12 and 10

Thanks - PJ

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1. Re: Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

You may need to narrow down what your looking for a bit more.

Do you have some cash to spent or are you on a budget ?

Can your family handle hiking and being outdoors are are you city people ?

Are you going t eat all your meals at restaurants --or do you want to cook some meals in a en suite kitchen area ?

A little more info would help.

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2. Re: Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

Great suggestion.

Yes, I am 48 and my wife is 43. We have a 12.5 yo boy and 10 yo girl.

In the past they've enjoyed trips to the beach but this year we went to Yosemite and they loved the great outdoors and even did a 9 mile trek from Glacier Point down to Yosemite Village. So we're definitely bringing our hiking shoes/boots.

So other than drives we would love to know if there are any good hikes/treks to do.

Cash is not a problem but I am the kind of guy who looks to get some value out of what I spend $$$ on if that makes sense.

I'm thinking most meals will be out and if we stay at a B&B then at least breakfast is covered.

If we did have accomodations where there was a kitchen we would use it mainly for breakfast or to make sandwiches for lunch.

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3. Re: Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

Using the MYSTIC CONNECTICUT area as a reference point --you would be near some of the best Hiking Areas that Connecticut has to offer.

This is only a few of the available trails in Middletown --but there are more in Rocky HIll ( The Dino Museum ) and across the river in the general area of Haddam ( Gillette Castle ).

middletownplanning.com/documents/MdtnTrailGu…

Now , if you wanted to be closer to the hiking areas you will need to come to Middletown Ct. , Cromwell , or across the river near Haddam.

Cromwell has a COURTYARD BY MARRIOT.........

Middletown has The Inn at Middletown

Haddam....http://www.trails.com/haddam_connecticut-hotels.html

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4. Re: Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

for foliage yankeefoliage.com/peak-foliage-forecast-map/

…about.com/cs/fallfoliage/l/blleafalert.htm

I might try the Northeast Corner of Connecticut ctvisit.com/regions/details/mystic-country/2

Your kids might enjoy http://brownstonepark.com/park-info/hours/ or a great native american museum http://www.pequotmuseum.org/

www.everytrail.com/best/hiking-connecticut

maybe a private kayak tour http://ctcoastalkayaking.com/

http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/gillette.html

marriott.com/hotels/…

Edited: 22 August 2012, 21:35
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5. Re: Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

Thanks for the replies.

I'm not sure hiking will be featured but we do want to get out and do some short treks.

Driving routes also welcome.

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6. Re: Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

Anywhere in New England will feature fall foliage. When the peak color occurs changes year to year and moves from north to south. May I suggest you also look into visiting North Western (Litchfield County) area of CT? It's charming!!

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7. Re: Oct 19-22. Would like to see Fall Foilage? Best bet?

Kent, CT got the Yankee Magazine award as being the best town in New England for the fall colors. Actually, if you start just to the south in Gaylordsville there is a covered bridge just off Route 7 at Bull's Bridge and nice views along the Housatonic as you go north thru Kent. A very nice drive along the river between Cornwall Bridge and West Cornwall where there is another covered bridge.

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