Fall in love with New Milford this Autumn! Few places can rival New Milford when it comes to the fabulous fall foliage, but that’s not all we have to offer. While our leaves are SPECTACULAR, there is a lot more to us than fall leaves. Explore our farms and pick the perfect pumpkin, hike some of our amazing trails and parks, enjoy some of our local fall flavors, and much more!
Explore the beautiful colors of New Milford fall foliage
We do have some spectacular foliage! Pretty much everywhere you look in New Milford during “Leaf Season” you will find a splendid view! Here are a few places that will take your breath away:
Lovers Leap State Park – Connecticut Route 67 and Connecticut Route 202 has some of the best views in town! Standing on the 1895 Berlin Iron Bridge to cross the Housatonic River gives you a magnificent view of the gorge shrouded in fiery trees- it is a sight you won’t forget. It’s the perfect place for photos. From there, cross the bridge to a simple trail to the overlook that brings you to the rock formations that, legend says, is where Pootatuck Indian Chief Waramaug’s daughter, Princess Lillinonah, and her lover plunged to their deaths.
Scenic Overlook- Route 67. Take a ride up Route 67, and about 3 miles on your right you’ll come across a Scenic Overlook. The perfect place to pull over and view the hills and valleys below shrouded by fiery fall colors.
Explore our Farms and Farmers Markets
Farmers Market- Town Green- New Milford, CT Think that the harvest is over? Far from it! Pick up your fall goodies as you meander through the farmers market on our expansive Town Green. Do not miss the apple cider donuts from neighboring Averill Farm, or don’t forget to get a bar of the fabulous Goat Boy Soap, made right here in New Milford!
Park Lane Cider Mill You can’t experience a New England Fall without some fresh apple cider! You can get some fresh-pressed cider at the Park Lane Cider Mill which showcases a 95-year-old wooden press that has been handed down for generations. The sweet cider is amazing and you will want to bring some home for later!
Kimberly Farm This local dairy farm is known for its sweet corn but is quickly becoming famous for its farm-made ice cream. Do not miss a chance to try their special fall flavors including Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie and Apple Cider Donuts (Made with neighboring Averill Farm donuts) You can also get all types of fall fruits and vegetables.
Harris Hill Farm For over 20 years, Harris Hill Farm has been the area’s premier pumpkin grower! On weekends during October, the farm is open and offers a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. There’s also corn trivia, a ride on a hay wagon and you can meet the farm animals in the barns. Although Harris Hill Farm specializes in large, high quality, jack-o-lantern style pumpkins, they also offer a variety of other fall crops, including gourds of all sizes, mini pumpkins, Indian corn, winter squash, including butternut and spaghetti squash and more!
Explore our Fall Offerings in Quaint New Milford Town
Take a walk on our River Walk, a one-mile loop going around our Historic downtown showcasing our beautiful riverfront. After you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Riverwalk, the trail takes you up to Bank Street where you have many shops, restaurants, and cafés to explore. Don’t forget to stop and take a selfie at our Town Bandstand! You’ll end your approximate one-mile walk at our Town Hall.
Have a picnic at Harrybrook Park– this park is beautiful in its fall splendor, it rivals its mascots, the peacocks! A perfect place for a walk or bike along the one-mile trail, there are plenty of places for a fall picnic. Don’t forget to take a tour of the Hardon House Mansion and enjoy the view of Elbow Falls. DEFINITELY do not miss it’s annual Halloween tradition, The Haunted Trail! Not for the weak at heart, or easily scared, The Haunted Trail is a can’t miss Halloween specialty.
Enjoy a fall brew at Housatonic River Brewery – enjoy a crisp fall evening in the Beer Garden listening to live music and enjoy the special brews- both beer and cider. They highlight New England Cider Company. and even have an Apple Cider Donut Beer!
All in all New Milford is one of the best places in New England to experience Fall and all it has to offer. Not sure when the foliage will be at its peak? Check out the CT DEEPs website to view a Connecticut foliage map.