The Top 6 Places For Fall Foliage In New England
Your guide to all of the best places in New England for leaf-peeping, apple picking and autumn adventuring.
If you are visiting Maine in the fall you can't go wrong driving up the coast. Start in Portland and head up Route 1 for can't miss views. Tupelo trees, while uncommon in Maine, can be viewed from the roads and hiking trails of Ferry Beach State Park. These bright crimson beauties reach their peak color in late September.
For a true "fall in Vermont" experience head to Lake Champlain for views of the rolling hills and prime spots for leaf-peeping. Nearby Shelburne Farms is a great spot to stop for a stroll or a picnic lunch or head over to Shelburne Orchards to pick your own apples and enjoy fresh made donuts.
Known for it's forests of maple, oak, birch and beech trees, New Hampshire comes alive in Autumn. As the weather cools these forests morph into seas of rust, merlot and cherry hues. The effort of finding a clear day will be well rewarded by those who visit the tallest mountain in the northeast by hiking or driving up Mount Washington.
Boston is the top place that comes to mind when planning a trip to Massachusetts and offers more than a few spots for prime autumnal experiences. Take a stroll through the Boston Public Garden for a straight-from-the-cinema experience or head to Forest Hills Cemetery for a nature walk steeped in New England history.
Starting in early October and lasting well into November, Connecticut boasts the longest fall foliage season of all New England states. Norfolk is a regional favorite with three state parks filled with incredible views, a variety of hiking trails and waterfalls that provide an ideal soundtrack to your fall adventures.
Enjoy a wide variety of trees from all over the world including 62 deciduous and 19 evergreen species at Goddard Memorial State Park. Thousands of visitors are attracted to this park each year to enjoy the event spaces, golf course, and trails all set along a rainbow of fall colors.
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