A perfect day for leaf peeping in Connecticut yeilded more than a few frames of fall foliage in my camera.
A never disappointing area to observe great autumn colors, and have maybe an apple fritter or two, is in Middlefield, Connecticut around the Lyman Orchards area. Rolling hills, acres of ripe apples, and squeals of children and adults as they pick their pumpkin for the year make this the best season of the year for me.
This year I made a promise to myself to investigate a little known park on Powder Hill Road (the same road that the Powder Ridge Ski Area was on before they closed) called the Powder Hill Dinosaur Park that I have passed many times before.
The parking area just off the road holds about 5 or 6 vehicles, and is just a few steps from your parking spot. Here’s a few images that show you what you will find at this little gem of a park.
It’s not the popular Rocky HIll Dinosaur State Park, or the Peabody Museum, where you can certainly see a lot of dino stuff. It’s a place where you can go on your own little fossil hunt with your family or friends, and try to locate the foot prints. It’s easy to do. In the fall, you can sit back on one of the rock out croppings, and have the youngin’s try to uncover the tracks since all of the leaves have fallen and covered them. Meanwhile you can figure out what your going to do with the 50 lbs of apples in the back of your car that the family just picked right down the street!