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Six Trips to Take to See New England Fall Foliage

Nothing beats fall in New England. Apple picking. Pumpkin pie. And, of course, fall foliage.

No matter what New England state you live in or where you’re hoping to visit, we’ve highlighted a few standout stops that are sure to satisfy your fall foliage cravings:

Connecticut

While the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers rides all year long, its fall foliage tours are certainly something special. Trips last about two and a half hours, so whether you’re interested in a dinner cruise or a shopping excursion, you’ll be sure to see some of Connecticut’s best foliage along the way.

(Prices range from $19 for children to $29 for adults)

Maine

Why not head up to Moosehead Lake and opt for a moose tour? With a registered guide leading you through the area, not only will you enjoy off-the-beaten-path sights of Maine’s foliage, but you’ll also have the chance to snap a photo of moose in their native habitat.

(Prices range from $29 for children to $49 for adults)

Massachusetts

Beauty & The Berkshires is a two hour drive mapped out by Mass Vacation. With suggested stops ranging from Bartholomew’s Cobble in Sheffield to Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams, you’re sure to get your fill of the Berkshires’ fall foliage.

New Hampshire

The Kancamagus Highway or “The Kanc” is a 34.5 mile drive recognized as one of the best fall foliage viewing areas in the United States. Untouched by businesses, hotels and gas stations, this scenic byway takes travelers to an elevation just under 3,000 feet for magnificent views of New Hampshire’s mountains, rivers and waterfalls.

Rhode Island

Enjoy fall foliage while making room for your favorite fall treat. The Blackstone River Bikeway is an 11.6 mile route – making it Rhode Island’s third-longest bike path. As the bikeway crisscrosses back and forth across the Blackstone River, you’ll relish waterfalls, marshes and wildlife with fall foliage as a beautiful background.

Vermont

For the ultimate peak when peeking at fall foliage, take a trip to the top of Vermont’s highest mountain on the Stowe Gondola SkyRide. From the apex of the mountain, discover breathtaking views of the season’s brightest oranges and yellows as Vermont houses the highest percentage of maple trees in New England.

(Prices range from $19 for children and $28 for adults)

Not sure which route to take? Check out the New England Foliage Map for the inside scoop on where the best and brightest leaves are right now. Ready to hit the road? Don’t forget to grab the camera, pack the binoculars and check out our fall weather driving tips.

One thought on “Six Trips to Take to See New England Fall Foliage

  1. Grenville Park (73 Church St, Ware, MA) has great views of foliage along Ware River, fields and hills in park. Also, just past park, a left on Old Gilbertville Road leafs to a stunning view of a covered bridge (1886) . Check it out.

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