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Fall Season Getaways Along The Connecticut Shoreline

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As the end of summer approaches, there are two getaways along all the Connecticut shoreline, where guests can indulge in the fall season. NY1's Valerie D'Elia filed the following report.

Just two hours from New York City, people can squeeze the last breaths from summer and ease their way into the fall season at the same time.

"Our foliage peaks at the end of October and early November, long after the leaves have fallen from Vermont," says Victoria Kolyvas from the Tidewater Inn.

Kolyvas is the innkeeper at the Tidewater Inn, a cozy B&B in Madison, CT, a town that could be considered a Nantucket stand-in.

"Through September and October, you've got warm days and cool nights, and the beaches are great. The water's still warm," Kolyvas says.

Stays include inventive breakfasts and an afternoon wine and cheese reception with local products.

A D’Elia’s Deal is available for two-night or three-night midweek stays for two through November, excluding holidays.

The two-night Harvest Getaway Package starts at $335 and includes a $75 gift certificate for a local restaurant.

The three-night getaway includes the dinner certificate, plus movie tickets and dessert, all for $485.

An upgrade to a king room and taxes are extra.

For more information, visit

A little further up the shoreline in Westbrook, sits the sprawling Water’s Edge Resort & Spa.

The “Fall in Love with the Shoreline” package is available from October 3-27, Thursdays through Mondays.

This stay includes a $100 food and beverage credit and tickets on the Essex Steam Train.

Prices start at $299 a night, based on double occupancy. Blackout dates apply.

For more information, visit

Both getaways are accessible from New York by Metro North’s Shore Line East Service, connecting in New Haven.

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