October is the time of the peak fall foliage in Connecticut. Oaks, spruces, maples, and hardwoods have their distinct hues of yellow, orange, red, and gold. By mid-October, the colors move to cover the entire area from the north to the south. The average temperatures are in the mild 41°F (5°C) to warm 65°F (18.3°C), with 3" (76mm) to 5" (127mm) of rainfall in the majority of the state. The harvest season is in its last legs, with a steady increase in the cold. Wildlife is busy accumulating every additional scrap of food to prepare for the harsh winter ahead. Fall experience is spectacular while hiking and biking over the narrow roads in the backcountry. Expect temperatures to drop steadily by the end of October. Cold nights become cozy in the warm comfort of a romantic fireplace in a bed and breakfast inn. October is one of the best times to visit Connecticut and drive through the scenic byways with the wind in the face.