Local Activities for Fall

Fall is around the corner! It’s time to lace up your boots and take a hike at “Lake Mohegan Loop.” Don’t worry, they’re dog-friendly, but keep them on a leash. “Lake Mohegan Loop” hiking trails take you around the lake, over a foot bridge, and through the woods at this 170-acre property. Become one with nature and find its beauty and peace. While you’re there, don’t forget to take a look at the beautiful fall leaves that start changing late in September through November.

Want a bite to eat? Head down to Galaxy Diner on Main Street in Bridgeport, CT, where the general money on your SHU cards is accepted. This diner provides home-cooked meals, light meals, appetizers, and desserts. If you’re missing home, they’ve got just what you need to satisfy your home-cooked meal cravings.

Missing Summer? Enjoy the fall with a relaxing day at the beach. Jennings Beach is the largest beach in Fairfield, CT, with 27 acres of land. It is located on Benson Rd. and has great views of Long Island Sound. Bring a blanket, picnic basket, sunscreen, and a beach chair to enjoy the sun and watch the waves gently douse the sand. Hear the pigeons coo while searching for food. Enjoy a novel as it slowly relaxes you, putting you to sleep. Watch the sunset and enjoy some s’mores over a bonfire, frozen yogurt at “16 Handles,” or some rolled ice cream at “Rolling Moo” in Fairfield, CT.

You can’t enjoy your fall without these fun fall activities at Silverman’s Farm in Easton, CT. They have a petting farm (fee for admission), a pick- your-own (check their website for more information), a pumpkin patch, and a delicious variety of pies ranging from $22 to $25. Luckily, Sacred Heart University’s annual Family Weekend event is next week, from September 29th to October 1st. This is a great opportunity for SHU students to kick off the weekend with their family and friends. If you miss out, you can always head to Sherman Green on Post Road in Fairfield, CT, on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 8 for some fresh fruits and veggies at their Farmers Market.

More hiking trails/parks to consider:

Seaside Park
Beardsley Park
Veterans Memorial Park in Bridgeport, CT (near Roncalli Hall) Pequonnock Valley Wildlife Management Area
Lake Mohegan Recreational Area
Grace Richardson Loop
Connecticut Audubon Society Country Lane Trail
Jennings Beach to Pine Creek Point Trail

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