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Fall foliage bus tours to be held in Hartford in October

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Fall foliage bus tours to be held in Hartford in October (WFSB) Fall foliage bus tours to be held in Hartford in October (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A seasonal bus tour will roll through the capital city next month to showcase the season of fall and to make Hartford a premier "leaf peeping" destination.

A double-decker bus ride is being offered for the first time in Hartford to allow riders to see all the colorful leaves of the season.  

"Because I love the colors, I love the changing of the seasons, the cool, crisp air,” Ellen Meseroll, of Lebanon, said. “It's my favorite season."

Michael McGarry organized city-wide gardening tours in the summertime but this is different.

"I find September and October to be the best two months,” McGarry, Hartford Blooms said. “You can be out and about. It's great, the air is fresh. It's not too hot, it's not too cold."

An open-air bus shuttles people on a three-hour tour with stops at the city landfill.  

"We'll do Keney Park, Elizabeth Park, Goodwin Park, Riverfront Recapture and so on,” McGarry said. “We'll do all the parks and we'll find viewing areas you might not be aware of."

As of right now, they're only offering the tour on two days, but that will change if there's a need.  

"We can fill-up as many buses as we want,” McGarry said. “If we get a really good response, we'll just hire the bus some more!"

On Oct. 13 and 17, there will be two tours each of those days for $10 per person.

Some expenses are being covered by a grant through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.  

For more information on the Hartford Blooms Fall Foliage Bus Tour, click here or call 860-296-6128

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