Fall in New Canaan offers classic New England experience just one hour from New York City
New Canaan, Conn. (August 20, 2019) – Nestled just one hour outside of New York City in picturesque Fairfield County, Conn. New Canaan is an idyllic New England town steeped in celebrated traditions and classic architecture.
“New Canaan offers residents the best of both worlds – easy access to New York City and the strong sense of community that comes with small town living,” Janis Hennessy, President of the New Canaan Board of Realtors, said. “From high performing schools to rich cultural attractions to iconic architecture, New Canaan is a unique community that truly has something for everyone.”
With fall right around the corner, New Canaan has a roster of diverse events to help people learn more about life in this quaint New England town.
Celebrating its 20th season, the New Canaan Farmers Market is held every Saturday (April-December) in the Old Center School Parking Lot on South Avenue. Featuring local farmers and specialty foods, this longstanding tradition is a great way to taste some of what New Canaan has to offer.
On September 15 and October 20, Caffeine & Carburetors returns to town for a gathering of car enthusiasts. This is a great opportunity to walk around town, get to know your neighbors and check out some eye-catching rides. The event is known for attracting a diverse collection of vehicles for exhibit.
For more than 50 years, the New Canaan Nature Center has been an integral part of the community. On October 4, it will host is 50th Fall Fair featuring carnival rides, pumpkin decorating, fire truck rides and more. This is a great opportunity to gather with friends and experience the strong sense of community and camaraderie that New Canaan is known for. The following evening, October 5, the Nature Center will host a Harvest Festival featuring local micro-breweries and restaurants with proceeds to benefit the Nature Center.
On October 18 the iconic Waveny House will be transformed into a Halloween House offering activities for children ages 3-12. This annual event, now in its eighth year, is sure to offer an evening of family fun. The following week, creepy critters and a Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest will take place at the New Canaan Nature Center as part of its Halloween Spooktakular on October 25.
For those looking to get an early start on experiencing the best of what New Canaan has to offer, Explore New Canaan (formerly known as the Taste of the Town Stroll) will take place on August 22, offering foodies a full plate’s worth of outstanding bites from a roster of popular local restaurants.
“The walkable town center is one thing that makes New Canaan unique,” Hennessy said. “You can walk to 30 restaurants, not to mention shopping and entertainment.”
Fall is also a wonderful time of year to explore the homes for sale in New Canaan. From classic New England colonials to renowned modern architecture, there is something for everyone in New Canaan.
For more information on what draws people to not only visit but ultimately move to New Canaan, and to view active listings, visit: www.livenewcanaan.org.