Here Comes Fall

School is back in session, and that means fall is right around the corner! While the warm days filled with summer concerts, fireworks, and lazy days by the pool may be coming to a close, fall brings with it plenty of fun.

The Great Outdoors

With fall comes cooler temperatures, perfect for enjoying nature. Go for a walk. Take a hike. Go for a bike ride. Create a nature scavenger hunt. Participate in an event with Walktober, a huge collection of activities scheduled between September 22 and November 4, designed to help you enjoy the outdoors. Head to a playground. Go for a picnic.

Check out the Events and Great Outdoors tabs for lots of great ideas to enjoy the weather!

Go Somewhere New

Check out your local library's museum pass program for free admission to several museums around the state. Check out libraries in surrounding towns, too -- many will allow you to reserve a pass even if you're not a resident, and some may have different selections. Take a relaxing trolley ride at the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor. Explore the sculpture garden and variety of museums at the Springfield Museums just over the border in Springfield, Massachusetts. Wander the grounds of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. Or head to a state park to explore the natural beauty our state has to offer.

Fairs and Festivals

Fall is prime time for fairs, but the prices can add up fast. Fortunately there are some smaller fairs that can offer a fun day at the fair without the hefty price tag. While food and some activities will require additional fees, admission and some entertainment are free. Some highlights:


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