“There's nothing like the charm of Connecticut in Fall. And New Haven isn't just home to Yale University — there are plenty of fall-focused activities to embark on here in autumn,” the travel website reported.
Fodor's Travel recommends skipping overcrowded Fall destinations and heading to underappreciated spots, such as Westerly, Rhode Island over Newport, the Catskills over the Finger Lakes in New York, and New Haven over Greenwich, Connecticut.
The best pumpkin patches in the New Haven area are at Lyman Orchards, Bishop Orchards, and Jones Family Farms. Lyman Orchards offers the experience of picking your pumpkins straight from the field to find the perfect one for a Jack O'lantern.
For thrill-seekers, New Haven has a great ghost tour. The Ghosts of New Haven tour lasts for 90 minutes and focuses on the spooky history of New Haven. Knowledgeable guides will lead you through the Grove Street Cemetary and New Haven Green.
Fall Foliage in New England is legendary and simply stunning in New Haven. There are plenty of ways to take it all in. You can drive along the Connecticut coastline, hike at Sleeping Giant State Park, or take a stroll through any of New Haven's gorgeous parks.
Yale offers free 1-hour tours of campus Monday-Saturday at noon. The tour is a great way to learn about the history of Yale while enjoying the beautiful autumn weather. The walking tours, led by Yale students, focus on facts about the 320-year-old school and the architecture of the campus.