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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors to Enjoy in Central CT
Laura Gustafson

By: Laura Gustafson on September 27th, 2019

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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors to Enjoy in Central CT

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In the fall, leaves change color, temperatures get cooler, and pumpkins are harvested. The change of season offers new activities like apple and pumpkin picking, visits to local farms, delicious treats, and spending time outdoors with family and loved ones. Here are 5 activities for seniors to enjoy in Hartford County.


Pick a Pumpkin and enjoy sweet treats at The Pickin’ Patch at Woodford Farm

219 Nod Rd, Avon, CT 06001

  • Visit the Pickin’ Patch at Woodford Farm in the Farmington Valley. They offer flowers, vegetables, small fruits, fall decorations, and hayrides.
  • Guests can pick their own pumpkins, go on free hayrides, and enjoy an apple fritter and cider donut truck!
  • The farm offers their hayrides and pumpkin picking from 10am-5pm.
  • Hayrides are available on holidays as well! The cost to enjoy the day can range from $10.00-up.


Enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up at Truffles Café and Bakery

767 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032

  • This café, bakery and catering company is a one-stop shop for mealtime, and dessert.
  • The menu is extensive and offers many delicious dessert items to choose from like cupcakes, decorated cookies, cake pops, chocolate truffles, fresh fruit tarts, and many more!
  • For beverages, they have both fountain and bottled drinks, and specialty café drinks.
  • The company has been environmentally conscious over the years. As it states on their website, “We use biodegradable, compostable and recycled/recyclable packaging and utensils.  Our plates, napkins, utensils, coffee cups and lids, cold beverage cups and lids, salad containers, to-go containers and soup cups and lids are all investments we have made to reduce our carbon footprint within our community.”
  • There is seating available outside for guests. Items range in cost from $3.00-up.


Go for a walk on the Farmington River Trail

Canton, CT 06019

  • This is a great trail to walk, jog, or bike on.
  • The trail has a 16.5-mile arc that connects to the larger Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
  • There are two ways to reach this trail, and parking access at each location.
  • It’s a Public access trail with no fee to park your vehicle.
  • Get your comfortable sneakers on, layer up, bring a bottle of water, and get out there!


Pick apples at Rogers Orchards

336 Long Bottom Road, Southington, CT  06489

  • Pick your own apples. Great fun for the whole family to enjoy!
  • Guests can go apple picking on weekends. Friday-Sunday 10:00am- 5:00pm.
  • They have a farm market with cider donuts and pies.
  • Prices can range from $10.00-up.


Visit Wickham Park and its beautiful gardens

 1329 Middle Turnpike W, Manchester, CT 06040

  • This gorgeous park has over 280 acres of land, with 10 gardens for guests to walk through and visit. There are open fields, picnic areas, concessions, ponds, sports attractions, and more.
  • The park has a rich history in the East Hartford area with the park being named after Clarence Horace Wickham, whom it was founded on.
  • Senior passes are available at the front gate for anyone over age 65. The cost is $35. Proof of age is required at time of purchase.


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About Laura Gustafson

My interest in serving a non-profit was heightened when I joined the UMH family over a year ago. I started in a Sales role, but recently transitioned to my position as a Marketing and Development contributor. My former role taught me a valuable lesson which is this: each person has a story to share and their story is unique to them. If we grant each individual the opportunity to tell their truth, we can help them make the best decision towards senior living options. I love working with our residents and their families to learn about them, what their needs are and what they value. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, running outdoors and making memories with my family.

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