When we think of Fall, we think of colorful leaves. There’s nothing quite like the spectacular view of thousands of trees with red, orange, and yellow leaves.
We’re lucky enough to live right near New England, the home of Fall foliage where there are so many great places for a weekend leaf-peeping (yes, that’s a thing) excursion.
Here’s our guide to Fall foliage travel. Visit one, or see them all!
We’re starting out furthest away because, it’s also the place with the earliest foliage season. Maine sees leaves changing from the mid-September through mid-October.
The pinnacle of nature in Maine is Acadia National Park. Beautiful year-round, it is the spot to be for autumn colors.
Take Park Loop Round through the park and stop at some of the picturesque observation points, and prepare to constantly be amazed!
Stay at PlantLoft in the historic artsy town of Belfast, Maine. You’ll enjoy a great night in a cute historic property and get to enjoy some seriously delicious plant-based food from renowned chef Matthew Kenney.
This excursion is best made by car, but you could also fly or take a train nearby.
Stay at Topnotch Resort in Stowe for some great activity, the spa, and proximity to Stowe’s skiing gondolas with the best views of the trees.
Take the Amtrak to Waterbury Station or drive.
The best part about leaves in New York is that they last through October! Check out this Fall Foliage Report updated weekly so you can be sure to catch the leaves at their best!
Take the chairlift at Hunter Mountain to see sweeping views of the Catskills and Hudson Valley. We hear you can even see the Berkshires in the distance on a clear day!
Take the Amtrak to Hudson, NY, drive from NYC, or catch a bus.
Hop on the 2-hour cruise up the Hudson to Cold Spring, NY. You can spend a few hours checking out the cute village or stay overnight before catching the cruise back to the city.
Take the ferry from Wall St. Saturdays and Sundays in the Fall.
It might not be as spectacular as Vermont, but there are always some beautiful leaves to be seen right in NYC.