Not to be missed is the annual leaf peeping in our scenic town and the surrounding area! It's recommended to decide on your dates of travel early to stay at one of the three historic bed and breakfasts in the town. Travelers compete for lodging come the fall season.
Then step outside for a brisk midday walk along our tree-lined Main Street stopping off at the Village Shops to have lunch or buy a nice bottle of local wine. Come late September and early October Suffield & West Suffield are like a Norman Rockwell postcard come to life as you walk or drive the local rural roads dotted with family owned and operated farms along the way. Stop off at Sunrise Park and the Congamond Lakes area along Rt. 189 / Mountain Road passing sprawling tobacco fields, Ebb's Corner shops, and leisurely spend the weekend exploring our neighboring towns in this amazing area connecting the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts to the Tobacco and Farmington Valleys of Central Connecticut. Venture over to the hills of Granby, Connecticut's Lost Acres Vineyard to taste and buy locally made wines, listen to live music and enjoy art exhibits on weekend. Visit their website for details. (http://www.lostacresvineyard.com/)
Adventure up to the Talcott Mountain Ridge for scenic panoramic views while hiking the Metacomet trail after a stop into Highland Park Market to put together a lovely picnic for the road! Hiking trail map
Bike one of our two canal trails - the Windsor Locks or Farmington Heritage.
The Windsor Locks Canal Trail (Canal Road) is tucked between the majestic Connecticut River and Windsor Locks canal surrounded by trees, birds and the sounds of the river flowing alongside you. The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (Phelps Road) runs from Farmington, Connecticut via Suffield up through Massachusetts winding through the woods with plenty of scenic along the way as you follow woodland brooks through farm country.
Our local Farmers Market on the South Green Main Street offers locally farmed produce and products every Saturday from 9AM-12PM through Columbus Day weekend. Visit and help support our local family owned farm community!