Take a walk anywhere in town and you will hear the crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet. The temperatures are dropping, the sweaters are coming out of storage and the beautiful fall foliage that New England is famous for is just beginning to turn from green to yellow, orange and red.
Guilford has a number of different local spots to enjoy this time of year. Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce web site we have a list of where you can go and take in the changing scenery without going very far.
So whether you are a hiker or biker or just prefer a leisurely drive along a country road, there are lots of local opportunities to enjoy this quintessential New England fall weather, thanks to http://www.guilfordct.com/index.html.Anne Conover Nature Education Trail
One of Guilford's fine bird watching locations along the East River salt marsh meadow. The one-mile trail is an easy walk and studded with educational display markers. Chaffinch Island Park
A delightful park area jutting out into Guilford harbor, where you will find beautiful views of Long Island Sound Picnic tables available. Olmsted Outlook
Olmsted Outlook is a special one-half acre parcel located on River Street at the foot of Broad Street that is owned and maintained by the Guilford Land Trust. Scenic Route 146
Designated a scenic route, this East to West passage is along the shoreline and has great views of Long Island sound and Salt Marshes. Scenic Route 77
Designated a scenic route, this state road has a North to South passage and provides beautiful views for drivers and bikers. WestWoods and Timberlands Trails
The WestWoods and Timberlands trail systems are large recreational areas for hiking in Guilford. Westwoods, located in South Guilford, contains 39 miles of trails on 1,200 acres. Timberlands is a bit smaller at 600 acres and is located in North Guilford.