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Foliage Starts To Turn Colors Across Easton & Redding

Although color is creeping across the ridgeline at Silverman's Farm in Easton, there is plenty of green still visible on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.
Although color is creeping across the ridgeline at Silverman's Farm in Easton, there is plenty of green still visible on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller
Some of the trees along Route 59 at Silverman's Farm in Easton show their changing colors.
Some of the trees along Route 59 at Silverman's Farm in Easton show their changing colors. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller
Evergreens set off the fall color changes of other nearby plants and trees, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.
Evergreens set off the fall color changes of other nearby plants and trees, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller
Some trees, like the ones to the left of the green in Redding Center, are hitting their color peaks and dropping their leaves before others have begun to turn.
Some trees, like the ones to the left of the green in Redding Center, are hitting their color peaks and dropping their leaves before others have begun to turn. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller
Some turning trees brighten the vista near this swamp in West Redding.
Some turning trees brighten the vista near this swamp in West Redding. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller
Leaf-peepers can find plenty of lovely color in Connecticut now, even though peak color is about two weeks away.
Leaf-peepers can find plenty of lovely color in Connecticut now, even though peak color is about two weeks away. Photo Credit: Carolyn Mueller

EASTON/REDDING, Conn. — A drive through Easton and Redding reveals that fall color is beginning to make an appearance as autumn sets in.

Poll
Do you enjoy leaf-peeping?
Final Results Voting Closed

Do you enjoy leaf-peeping?

  • Yes, I love fall
    61%
  • Yes, I like to head north for the best colors
    11%
  • Yes, the Nutmeg State is beautiful in autumn
    25%
  • No, I don't like the traffic on the back roads
    0%
  • No, I hate to RAKE
    4%

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.

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