Fall In New Haven

We're a little biased when it comes to fall in Connecticut (especially our beloved Elm City) but we'd be lying if we said it wasn't special. In an effort to share the love, here's a quick list of three of our favorite things to do to celebrate fall in New Haven. Why not tackle them all in a weekend? 1. Peep those leaves!

Source: Chris Randall of I Love New Haven
Source: Chris Randall of I Love New Haven

October is peak time to catch the gorgeous fall colors in Connecticut, so plan a hike or drive up to higher ground and take in the view. The tops of East Rock or West Rock are reachable by foot and car and offer a stunning panorama of the red, yellow, and orange tree tops surrounding downtown New Haven and nearby Long Island Sound. You can also head up Sleeping Giant in nearby Hamden, a hiking area named for its formation that looks exactly like it sounds: a sleeping giant.

2. Wooster Square Farmers Market

Source: ilovenewhaven.org
Source: ilovenewhaven.org

Saturday mornings in New Haven mean a trip to Russo Park for the Wooster Square Farmers Market. Here you'll find all kinds of Connecticut-produced edibles like fruits, veggies, honey, breads, cheeses, desserts and more. Pick up some freshly made crepes or cinnamon sugar doughnuts if you're really in for a treat. If you're afraid you won't get a chance to visit the market while it's outside this fall, don't worry! The fall market doesn't move indoors until December.

3. Catch a Yale football game

Yale Bowl, Source: nhv.org
Yale Bowl, Source: nhv.org

Aside from pumpkin spice and lattes, we're hard pressed to find a better fall pairing than New Haven and Yale football. Make your way over to Yale Bowl in nearby West Haven to catch some collegiate pigskin in the 100-year old stadium. The season doesn't end until November, and there's still time to catch two more home games before the Bulldogs take a break until 2015. Take a look at the schedule and plan your trip.