For decades, New England has become synonymous with gorgeous fall foliage during the autumn months. Fall foliage tours visit Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. New England is truly the place to be when those leaves begin to change colors. Just as winter begins to creep in and a white wonderland takes over, leaves all along the Eastern seaboard will be dropping their green hues for brilliant shades of orange, yellow and red.
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Fortunately, whether you are a veteran visitor to the Northeast, you are a year-round resident or you are making your very first trip, there are a variety of escorted tours that highlight not just the changing landscapes, but also the many popular cities along the way.
More importantly, there is a fall foliage tour to suit everyone’s tastes. From tours that last a full week to tours that are more than three weeks in length, there is an excursion to fit any schedule.
Most tours have complete sightseeing stops throughout every city, a professional tour director and perfectly planned itineraries. Luckily autumn in New England is a fairly long season and tours often run from late September through all of October, and sometimes well into the month of November.
Fall Foliage in Boston
One of the best fall foliage tours to take in New England is one that travels throughout the city of Boston.
A Boston tour gives you a city feel, but with stunning views of the New England countryside and a stop at the Willard Brook State Forest, which is a perfect location for taking many memorable photos. Along the way, you will also find yourself amongst ancient farms, quiet ponds, stately colonial churches and many roadside taverns.
Fall Foliage in Acadia National Park
One of the best areas to see lush fall foliage in Maine is by traveling to Acadia National Park. Leaves in this park begin changing their colors early in September, but the peak time to see the most vibrant colors usually occurs midway through October. Anywhere from the first week of the month to three weeks in usually yields luminous bright oranges, reds and yellows.
Arcadia National Park also offers expansive views to see the changing leaves. In fact, there are many miles of shoreline, 45 miles of carriage roads and 125 miles of hiking trails. In addition to the many trails, the park is also an ideal site to witness birds, including sea ducks and spring warblers.
Adjacent to Arcadia National Park is Bar Harbor, which draws visitors in by the thousands, thanks to the array of family activities the area offers, including whale-watching trips.
Fall Foliage in Vermont
If you are looking to take your fall foliage tour to Vermont, a must-see includes the Billings Farm and Museum, which is touted as the gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. In addition to sparkling leaf changes, visitors can expect traditional craft Saturdays throughout the month of September, pumpkin and apple celebrations, a wagon ride weekend and a family Halloween extravaganza throughout October.
Witness the magnificent Fall Foliage of New England, starting in Boston and then traveling along Maine's rocky coast to Portland. Enjoy time in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, picturesque Acadia National Park, and feast at a traditional Maine lobster bake. More stops in New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut will add to your unforgettable journey. These are just a sampling of the many highlights you'll experience on a Fall Foliage Tour. Autumn's crisp chill and vibrant colorations provide the perfect backdrop for a visit to New England. Fall Foliage Season is New England’s busiest travel season so booking your tour early is important.
Autumn's crisp chill and vibrant colorations provide the perfect backdrop for a visit to New England. Now planning your Fall Foliage vacation is even easier, as we have done all the work for you. There are so many ways to travel while in New England. Choose from escorted tours, vacation packages, rail journeys and cruises. Fall Foliage Tours can not only save you money but provide the best value for traveling to New England.