10 Places to Celebrate Fall in New England


The air is brisk and fresh, everything is pumpkin-spiced and the leaves are changing color. Yep, fall has arrived. For many people it is their favorite season. Besides the sights and smells, there are so many activities to do and places to visit. This is especially true in New England where there are places to see that are especially breathtaking during the fall.

  1. Berkshires, Massachusetts

The Berkshires offers some unique and quaint activities perfect for a fall getaway weekend.  Hilltop Orchards offers activities like apple picking and cider tasting. There are plenty of places around to do some leaf peeping, just look around at the trees! If you want some physical activity, there’s always a hike to Mount Greylock, which is the highest point in Massachusetts.

  1. Montpelier, Vermont

The capital city of the Green Mountain State offers plenty to do and see during the fall months. When you think Vermont, you probably think syrup. During your visit you can stock up at various places including Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. There are also numerous hiking spots and scenic lookouts.

  1. Portsmouth, New Hampshire

This town is full of outdoor activities including farmers markets and festivals like a beer and chili festival as well as a craft festival. Downtown Portsmouth is full of shops and places and to eat.

4.   Bethel Region, Maine

Maine has some breathtaking views during the fall months. One popular place to visit is the Sunday River Resort in the Bethel area. While this resort is popular with skiers during the winter months, there is a variety of outdoor activities the rest of the year. There are also mountain bike trails and golf courses to enjoy.

5.   Kent, Connecticut

Kent Falls State Park was recently named one of the best towns for fall foliage by Yankee Magazine, so you can be sure to see some beautiful colors here. There are also picnic tables and grills at the Park where you can make an afternoon of family fun.

6.   Bristol, Rhode Island

A unique fall sight found in Bristol, Rhode Island is at the Coggeshall Farm Museum. During the fall months, the marsh grass turns bronze and the maple trees have beautiful color. It is a favorite spot for tourists and photographers alike. Kids may enjoy seeing the staff in period clothes as they mind the sheep and cows.

7.   Phillipston, Massachuestts

This New England town is home to the Red Apple Farm. As the name implies, you can pick plenty of red apples here. That’s not all. You can also hop on a hayride or explore the hiking trails. There is something here for everyone.

  1. New London, Connecticut

Steer off of I-95 and into the backwoods of New London County. Here you’ll find the town of Griswold, home to Buttonwood Farm. This is a great New England spot for kids and adults. The farm has a corn maze, animals, hayrides and fresh ice cream.

  1. Stonington, Connecticut

Not too far from Griswold, CT is Stonington. This is another quaint town with plenty of character. Colonial-style homes line the downtown area. The Old Lighthouse Museum is a favorite as well as the Saltwater Farm Vineyard. Just about ten minutes away you’ll find Clyde’s Cider Mill which is the oldest steam-powered cider mill in the country! You can also visit Mystic Seaport for more family activities.

  1. Bennington, Vermont

Here you will find foliage at its finest. You can see some beautiful fall colors here. You can get a bird’s eye view from the Battle Monument. If you decide to take a drive, head towards the top of Mount Equinox for more breathtaking sights.

There are so many places that showcase New England at its finest in the fall. From foliage to festivals, nobody does fall like New England!