Clean air, panoramic views of bursting bright colors and miles of forests – the New England states are not the only ones boasting awe-inspiring fall foliage. Chances are you already live a short road trip away from spots with phenomenal mixtures of yellow, red, orange and green.
Fall represents a return to “the grind” after a summer of relaxation and lazy days. But the crisp air and beautiful colors actually make the season an ideal time to take one final outdoorsy vacation. Don’t make it a hectic one; instead enjoy quite inns, charming little restaurants, recreational activities and splendid nature.
Leaf-peepers flock to popular cities in Vermont and other places in New England in the fall, but crowds are a deal-breaker for many tourists. Some of the locations on the following list don’t get as many visitors but still offer fall’s favorite adventures with the energy of a big city. Other spots are as quaint as they can be, which is part of their unique charm.
Starting in Main and traveling all the way down to Connecticut you will see some of the most picturesque small towns that you can go to for the best cuisine, history and culture.
New England is usually associated with the best ski resorts in the country but the fun doesn’t start with the first big snowfall. Adventure opportunities are abundant but don’t miss a chance to relax and visit 17th-century structures that are so typical for the region.