Autumn is the most magical time to be in New England, for locals and tourists alike. As the air turns crisp, the fall foliage is breath-taking.
While many tourists often flock to larger cities, especially Boston, to experience the fall festivities, the true beauty of New England is in its natural landscapes away from the hustle and bustle. Today, I’d love to tell you about three of my favorite destinations that every nature lover should consider for a fall getaway.
The Berkshires, Massachusetts
Nestled in the western part of Massachusetts, the Berkshires is a region renowned for its stunning foliage, artistic communities, and scenic drives.
As you journey through quaint towns like Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington, you’ll be mesmerized by the golden, orange, and red hues of the leaves.
While here, consider:
- Hiking the plethora of trails
- Driving the Mohawk Trail
- Visiting local art museums like the Mass MOCA
- Simply enjoying a picnic out in nature!
Bar Harbor, Maine
Perched on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor is the gateway to Acadia National Park.
During fall, the town transforms into a paradise with shimmering waters and forests set ablaze with autumn colors. The scenic Park Loop Road in Acadia provides panoramic views of both the coastline and foliage.
While in Bar Harbor, indulge in some fresh lobster and explore the boutique shops lining the charming streets.
North Conway, New Hampshire
A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, North Conway boasts the majestic backdrop of the White Mountains. In the autumn months, the Kancamagus Highway offers an unforgettable drive with its fiery fall landscapes.
Go on a hike, take a scenic train ride, or explore Echo Lake State Park for a serene autumn experience.