The trees are changing colors right before our eyes. As summer gets further behind us and fall settles in, we’re reminded of just how beautiful the season's landscape is. The picturesque mix of burnt orange, auburn, brown and magenta hues melt together in the perfect proportions. The cool crisp air flowing through the trees and the smell of a crackling fire is in the distance. Most people would argue this is the best time of the year to be outdoors, partake in festive activities and plan a weekend in the country. We couldn’t agree more, which is why we rounded up some of the best places in the Northeast to visit that offer the greatest fall scenery!
One of the best places to scope out the lush colors of fall can be found at Camden Hills State Park, home of Mount Battie. The hike up the mountain is beautiful and once you make it to the top, the breathtaking views over the treetops will be worth every second. Stay in the heart of town at a quaint cottage or bed and breakfast to take in the local culture.
This mountain town was made famous by its world-famous skiing. What most people overlook is that before the snowfall, Stowe boasts gorgeous multi-color forests for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Portsmouth [New Hampshire]
This town is nestled away just off the shoreline with a fantastic Market Square with shopping and tree lined streets. New Hampshire even has its own website dedicated to tracking the seasons change and foliage forecast. Make sure to check that out as well!
Mohawk Trail [Massachusetts]
This 63-mile stretch from New York to the Connecticut River is great for walking, hiking or driving to take in the scenery with more than 100 attractions to enjoy along the way. There’s even an old trolley bridge in Shelburne Falls with a unique maple leaf framing.
Newport [Rhode Island]
Perfect for visiting year round, the fall is an especially great time to plan a trip. Mansions in town put together over-the-top Halloween displays that make for an extra spooky feel. Gurney’s is a great place in town to stay that sits at the end of the peninsula overlooking the bay.
Green Mountain National Forest [Vermont]
This is a great pick if you’re traveling with a group. Cabins and lodges are nearby and offer a chance to rest in between fishing, hiking and biking. Wildlife sightings will include turkey, beaver, moose, deer and bear.
The Berkshires [Massachusetts]
A rural region in Massachusetts, you’ll find a beautiful river valley, mountains and an incredible farm-to-table scene. The town has a great history worth checking out while you’re there and thriving art institutions.
Litchfield County [Connecticut]Commonly known as an antique paradise, if you enjoy thrift shopping, estate sales and treasure hunting this is the spot to be. The Appalachian Trail, the most well known hiking trail in the world, crosses through Connecticut, goes up the Housatonic River Valley and twice crosses the river. If you are interesting in hiking this famous trail, it is covered in scenic forested landscape, rugged rocky hills, open valleys, ravines