EASTON/REDDING, Conn. — A drive through Easton and Redding reveals that fall color is beginning to make an appearance as autumn sets in.
Do you enjoy leaf-peeping?
Yes, I love fall
Yes, I like to head north for the best colors
Yes, the Nutmeg State is beautiful in autumn
No, I don't like the traffic on the back roads
No, I hate to RAKE
But in spite of what you may think of leaves falling in your yard, we still have a way to go to get the full, blazing colors of peak leaf-peeping in Fairfield County.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provides a helpful chart, by clicking here , where you can see which trees carry which colors in the fall.
The pictures taken Friday in Easton and Redding show that while the colors are now turning, the area is on track to keep with the state's prediction of late October to early November for peak color across southern Connecticut.
Click here to see DEEP's map with predicted progression of fall foliage across the state.