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The Best Places to Catch the Foliage in New England

By Caroline Faubert

New England, among all its other glory, brings in some of the best fall foliage in the world. Getting to live anywhere in New England and soak up all of its beauty is something to look forward to every autumn. Even in the city of Boston, you can find the beautiful scenery of the season. But outside of the city, even more gorgeous views await. Here are the top five spots to soak up the foliage this fall.

1. Woodstock, Vermont

This beautiful Vermont town is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Boston and has some amazing foliage-viewing to offer. From a charming downtown area to Sleepy Hollow farm, Woodstock is the perfect place for a fall day trip. Hiking to the top of Mount Tom will give you the best views of the scenic atmosphere.

2. White Mountains, New Hampshire

In the mood for a hike? The White Mountain range in New Hampshire is the perfect place to get exercise while being surrounded by the landscapes of fall. There are hikes available for a wide range of difficulties, so whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll or a hardcore workout, check out the White Mountains and get some fresh air!

3. Harvard, Massachusetts

If you're looking for somewhere quaint and charming, the town of Harvard is the place to go. Located northwest of Boston, this location really feels like the set of a fall film. Quiet small-town life surrounds you as you drive through the beautiful trees and farms of the area. If visiting Harvard, make sure not to miss Carlson Orchards for the best apple cider!

4. Kennebunkport, Maine

Offering a more coastal viewing of fall foliage, Kennebunkport is a great place to see the leaves change while simultaneously sitting at the harbor and eating a lobster roll. You can walk on the pier and be submerged in foliage at the same time––it really is the best of both worlds. With dozens of historical, inviting inns and bed-and-breakfasts, Kennebunkport is a must-visit.

5. Route 100, Vermont

Some of the best fall views are seen through a car window. If you are looking for this experience, Vermont’s Route 100 is an amazing place to drive through. With acres upon acres of untouched land to gaze at, this scenic winding road looks like something Taylor Swift would write a song about.

Grab some friends, throw on a flannel, drink a pumpkin spiced latte, and hit the road to catch these beautiful spots while the foliage is at its peak this season!


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