Besides the lower temperatures, the high volume of color among the trees in New England denotes that fall is finally here. And now, mid-October, is high time to see the fall foliage that will only be here in New England for another two weeks or so. After that, the fantastic fall foliage gives way to those bare winter trees New Englanders can’t bear to look at for four months until spring. Before that bleak time arrives, October is the opportune time to seek out one-of-a-kind New England fall foliage in places like Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Get in that dose of autumn color to last us through the white of winter!

Photos of Fall Foliage in New England

If those multicolored flashes of fall whetted your appetite for New England foliage, here are some of the best spots in the region to leaf peep this season:


The Berkshires – This highland region in the western part of Massachusetts is a short drive from Boston and contains several scenic driving routes and hiking paths to experience autumn in the wild.

Blue Hills Reservation – Situated on a hill only several minutes outside of Boston, the Blue Hills Reservation is an ideal place to escape and take in both the fall foliage and a view of the city from afar.

New Hampshire

White Mountain National Forest – This New Hampshire woodland is home to one of America’s most scenic byways, the Kancamagus, where you can drive or hike, and not only spot the changing leaves, but also rushing rivers and maybe even a moose.


Green Mountain National Forest – The fall is the most popular time to visit the Green Mountain State’s largest tract of forestland because of its renowned foliage.


Acadia National Park – To view unique autumn colors along the rugged spruce-fir coast of Maine, head to Acadia National Park, where a 1947 forest fire made room for deciduous trees — the ones known for their flaming fall colors.

Where do you go leaf peeping in New England?