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Advice please for Oct 18-22 fall colors road trip

dallas
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Advice please for Oct 18-22 fall colors road trip

We are flying to Boston on Oct 18th night and depart on Oct-22nd. We have booked stay in Lichtfield Inn for Oct 21st. We want to see Fall Foilage and do some moderate treks in the CT area.

We are 2 adults (ages 47/42) and 2 kids (age 10/12) and live in Dallas where we don't get much of a beautiful and picturesque outdoor scene.

I' d like to know if this is a late time to see good colors and some recommendations as to where else to go and stay. Lichtfield Inn only had a room for Sunday night and we will drive back to Boston on Monday morinng for our late afternoon flight.

So that leaves us wondering what to do for Friday evening and all day Saturday. Our first morning on Friday we thought we'd take in Boston in a small way maybe visiting Harvard campus. Worth seeing? And then start a drive to somewhere in CT but just not sure what to do/where exactly to go.

We are looking for places to stay Friday and Saturday night that makes sense for the driving route we should be taking to and from Lichtfield..

Thanks for any suggestions.

We have never visited this part of the country and looking forward to it.

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1. Re: Advice please for Oct 18-22 fall colors road trip

You might want to look into Rhode Island or Eastern CT for Saturday night... then take back routes 202/44 to Litchfield. Once in Litchfield, make sure to check out the center of Litchfield... many historical homes, shops, etc. If you wish to take a ride, go north on 63 to route 7 and then return via back roads. You might want to check paper or online maps instead of a GPS... you never know what you might find! The leaves are weather dependent. The leaves are changing in NW CT but only partially... if we have bad weather (rain and wind) it could affect the season. Good luck w/planning!!!

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2. Re: Advice please for Oct 18-22 fall colors road trip

Thanks that sounds like good advice. Would you recommend us stopping by or staying at Mystic?

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3. Re: Advice please for Oct 18-22 fall colors road trip

I think you and your wife might enjoy Harvard more than the kids but maybe they'll be inspired. If you haven't been to Boston maybe a Duck tour http://www.bostonducktours.com/ or walk part of the Freedom trail http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/ then I'd head for Connecticut. I'd go for one of the hotels near Mohegan Sun Casino maybe http://www.reservation-desk.com/hotel/312290/hyatt-place-mohegan-sun/photos/?TID=sRjNFr45V|pcrid|7688234173&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=uncasville%20ct%20hyatt&utm_campaign=Hotel%20Chain%20-%20H

From there you can ride or hike Northeast Ct If you have time take Route 169 to get there. yankeemagazine.com/issues/…all

or you could ride to mystic if you wish.

if you get some rain visit http://www.pequotmuseum.org/- its a great museum

Sun AM take Route 2 to Hartford - route 84 to 4 in Farmington to 118 in Harwinton to Litchfield. Head for www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325244

Enjoy http://www.ctvisit.com/

Edited: 29 September 2012, 22:50
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4. Re: Advice please for Oct 18-22 fall colors road trip

Having just traveled to this region --I think you will be in for PRIME leave viewing in the days you specify !

Don't be afraid to look for hotels in other nearby areas in Litchfield. They will not be far away.

www.litchfieldhills.com/lodging/options.jsp

Mystic would be great for the kids...but also the litchfield area brings more outdoors walking , hiking , pumpkins , apples and such and would surely be worthy of the two day stay and visit Mystic another time.

if you decide on Mystic...stay in there for the two days and enjoy the colors of the Connecticut Valley , travel route 9 North and get off where you will to enjoy views of the rolling hills and byways of the Connecticut River and its small towns , restaurants , farms and fresh open air.

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