Where was Happiness for Beginners filmed? (filming locations)

HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS (2023)(L to R) Ellie Kemper as Helen and Luke Grimes as JakeCR: Barbara Nitke/NETFLIX
HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS (2023)(L to R) Ellie Kemper as Helen and Luke Grimes as JakeCR: Barbara Nitke/NETFLIX /
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If you’ve seen the trailer for Happiness for Beginners starring Ellie Kemper and Luke Grimes, you know the film features some beautiful natural landscapes. Fans like to know where specific productions were filmed to visit those locations too. So where was the Netflix rom-com filmed?

The film follows Kemper’s character Helen, who decides to go on a backcountry survival course along the Appalachian Trail, hence the beautiful views! The recently divorced gal feels lost with such a significant change in her life and hopes to find herself on this adventure, and with Jake (Grimes) in the picture, she might find love again as well.

So where does all of this hiking take place? Did they really film on the Appalachian Trail? We’ve got the answers for you below!

Where is the Appalachian Trail?

The Appalachian Trail is an actual hiking trail. It passes through 14 states between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine and is approximately 2,198 miles long. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy says it’s the world’s longest hiking-only footpath.

Where was Happiness for Beginners filmed?

Happiness for Beginners is set in New York and Connecticut, and the cast and crew were primarily set up in Stamford, Connecticut.

Part of the real Appalachian Trail cuts through the state, so it makes sense that production set up shop there, reports The Cinemaholic. The outlet shares that Fairfield County in the New England region also served as a filming location for the city shots seen in the movie.

Head over to cast member Ben Cook’s Instagram page for some behind-the-scenes looks!

Happiness for Beginners begins streaming Thursday, July 27, 2023, at midnight PT on Netflix.

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