With the leaves changing colors and falling off, and the weather getting cooler, fall is a beautiful time of year. Although it’s a sign that winter is coming, it gives us one more chance to enjoy nature before the snow and cold temperatures come in.
New England is one of the best places in the world to see fall foliage every year, and its close proximity to the Northeast makes it very accessible.
While New England is made up of 6 states, Vermont and New Hampshire are the two states that have the best foliage.
Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State because of the famous Green Mountain Forest located in the southwest corner of the state. If you are driving up north through Route 7, you can get a good view of the mountains and trees and there are lots of great places to stop off for pictures. The town of Bennington has Revolutionary War history along with a great museum and an old New England town feel.
Further north is the town of Manchester. There are tours of Robert Lincoln’s mansion, including a display of one of only 3 known top hats that belonged to his father, Abe Lincoln. Sterling Pond Trail and Stowe Pinnacle are two of the best hikes in Vermont
Crossing east into New Hampshire is the famous White Mountains. Knows as the “Presidential Range” named after many famous presidents, these are some of the best hikes to see foliage in all of North America. Mt. Washington is the highest peak and most hiked, but other mountains such as Lincoln, Madison, and Jefferson offer breathtaking views as well.
Don’t miss this magical trip in historic New England, the foliage peak only lasts a couple of weeks!