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Fall Fun

A roundup of great things to do before the mercury drops and we all go into hibernation mode



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Looking for a killer view? Visit Laddin’s Rock, a great granite dome with a sheer 60-foot drop on one side. Legend has it that Dutchman Cornelius Labden (later anglicized to Laddin) escaped an Indian raiding party by leaping off the cliff on his horse—successfully. For the more faint of heart, there are beautiful vistas and hiking trails that lead to Binney Park via an easement on Brownhouse Road. Laddin’s Rock Sanctuary is located on the north side of Highmeadow Road off Laddin’s Rock Road, Old Greenwich

If you’re jonesing to get in a good run but don’t want to get clipped by Lake Avenue Range Rovers, jog over to the well-maintained and never crowded 440-yard cinder running track behind Town Hall, open dawn to dusk. Havemeyer Field behind Town Hall, 121 Field Point Road

Want your closest friends to wax poetic about you? Invite them aboard Pegasus, a 42-foot party boat that can be privately chartered for up to twelve guests (have it catered or BYO). Pegasus, (201) 918-1590; heritageyachtcharters.com

Tell your child they can own a horse for a day and you might edge out the iPhone5 and Justin Bieber in the coolest-ever category. Hoof it over to Mead Farm, located in Stamford near the Greenwich border. Fall is the perfect time for a trot through the leaves—and level four riders can take on the Greenwich trails too. Mead Farm, 107 June Road, Stamford; (203) 322-4984; meadfarm.com

If you’ve been doing more stargazing at local hotspots than at the actual sky, set your sights on Bowman Observatory, run by the Astronomical Society of Greenwich. On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month as well as for special celestial events (weather permitting), admission is free. Bowman Observatory is located at the Julian Curtiss Elementary School on Milbank Avenue and East Elm Street; (203) 413- 6762; seocom.com/asg

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