Leaf Peeping is the New England tradition of going outside with the primary purpose of seeing the extraordinarily colorful foliage. Whether you’re a keen hiker or just fancy a gentle stroll with a pumpkin spiced latte in hand, there are so many walks around New Haven that’ll have you officially peeped out!
For a truly spectacular view of the city and its tree lined streets, we suggest a hike up East Rock. Head up Whitney Ave on foot or on the 228 bus from New Haven Green to the Eli Whitney Center and trek up to the top of East Rock. The tree covered route makes for a special fall experience and the breath-taking views at the top are even better.
Another great space for leaf peeping in New Haven is Egerton Park (also on Whitney Ave, near the Eli Whitney Center). This grand stone-walled park is a family and student favorite for a relaxing afternoon.
Grove Street Cemetery is also known for the impressive fall foliage displays. Perfect for a spooky dusk walk towards the end of October.