6 Places For the Best New England Fall Foliage Vacations

Hunt for Foliage During Your New England Fall Vacations

We’re headed into the last days of September and that means it’s time to plan one of many New England fall foliage vacations! Known for the vivid red, orange, and yellow leaves, autumn is undoubtedly the best time of year to spend in New England. You’ll want to know the best places to hang out to get the most out of the experience and when you should be booking your trips. Resort Rentals has a few suggestions for areas you should spend time and maybe a few activities to consider while you’re in the area:

Stowe, Vermont

Vermont is ready for foliage visitors right now through mid-October! Within the state that has proclaimed it has the World’s Best Foliage, Stowe is packed with incredible lookouts and old roads perfect for photos. If you can’t get enough of the trees, you can drive the Green Mountain Byway all the way to Waterbury where you can then take a tour of the iconic Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and Ice Cream Shop for a tasty treat!

Bar Harbor, Maine

Mid-October is the perfect time to visit Bar Harbor for all things fall. Not only have the crowds from the summer season left, but this area might be its most beautiful this time of year. Nothing will beat the views of the trees and the stunning coastline that surrounds you. Venture into Acadia National Park for great hiking opportunities and to find lookouts for the changing trees or walk around town to see the historic homes that make Bar Harbor the perfect New England town.

White Mountains, New Hampshire

Take a road trip on the Kancamagus Highway in the Granite State’s White Mountains to experience some of the best sights of New England foliage from late September through mid-October. Hang out in the mountains driving, hiking, and visiting the many local shops you’ll find in well-known areas like North Conway. You might even consider taking the train to the top of Mount Washington!

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

No matter where you drive in the Berkshires, you will be met with vivid colors and scenic roads! The mountains are covered with trees that are their most bright in late September through mid-October and you can explore areas like Beartown State Forest and Tolland State Forest for an untouched look at New England beauty. If you happen to be in the area towards the end of September, be sure to visit The Big E in West Springfield, one of the most popular fall fairs in the United States!

Litchfield, Connecticut

From mid-October through the end of the month, Litchfield will be in peak foliage and you’ll want to be there to see it. This historic town is the perfect backdrop for some of the most beautiful colors you’ll experience and not too far from the bottom of the Berkshire Mountains. For a totally different perspective, consider booking a hot air balloon ride for the ultimate fall foliage experience.

Newport, Rhode Island

The East Bay Region is a great place to visit from mid-October through the end of the month if you want to take the Newport and Ocean Drive to experience Atlantic Ocean views and turning trees. After your foliage viewing is said and done, head over to Sweet Berry Farm or Rocky Brook Orchard for local apple picking, pumpkin picking, and shopping.

Looking for Other Autumn Travel Destinations?

New England might be an ideal place to see the seasons change, but there are plenty of other places around the United States that have plenty of similar breathtaking views! From Colorado to Utah to Virginia, you can experience the fall foliage and ResortRentals has deeply discounted resort rentals available to make an entire vacation out out of!

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