It’s prime season for leaf-peeping and, while there are wonderful foliage drives in nearly every region of North America, the destination that is almost always associated with the spectacle of autumn is New England. A fall foliage drive can mean a lot more than just beautiful fall views, however. If you plan it correctly, you can also explore some of New England’s loveliest towns and quintessential experiences. You might wander through quaint village greens, pick apples at rural orchards, sip warm cider at a roadside farm stand, or discover the charms of the region’s covered wooden bridges.
To get you started, I created a fall foliage road trip through quintessential New England. This journey is focused on Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts (with apologies to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine, which have wonderful fall sites of their own). You can read the article I wrote about the excursion here, and use this Google map to follow along or to plot your own version of the trip.
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