Ready for a road trip driving around New England’s charming countryside? One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this picturesque rural region’s fall foliage is on a leisurely drive. Surrounded by vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red leaves, you can cruise through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, stopping to visit apple orchards, farm stands, apple cider donuts, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches along the way.
Boston is perhaps the best gateway to a New England fall foliage tour.
The Kancamagus Highway is widely considered New England’s most scenic drive. The 34-mile byway winds through New Hampshire’s 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest, past picturesque waterfalls and the Albany Covered Bridge.
If a fall coastal tour sounds appealing, head to Mystic Seaport, CT, to enjoy a little maritime history with your fall scenery. Or travel through the country roads of Vermont, stopping to take in such historic American landmarks as Hildene, the 412-acre estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s only son, in charming Manchester Village.
If you’re not up for the drive, consider a luxe train tour, where you’ll enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your window seat, as well as stops at such New England landmarks as the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Plimoth Plantation and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum.