The 6 Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

August 10, 2012 12:00 am(55 comments) Post a comment

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Litchfield, Connecticut

Photo Credit: Denis Jr. Tangney/iStockphoto

Hidden in the heart of Litchfield County, Connecticut, is the crossroads village of New Preston, perched above a 40-foot waterfall on the Aspetuck River. Just north of here you’ll find Lake Waramaug, nestled in the rolling foothills, and Mt. Tom, both ablaze with rich color every fall.

Best Time to Go: Peak foliage in Connecticut occurs between October 9 and November 9, according to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (800/282–6863). In season, their website includes daily updates on leaf color.

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  • gmf1313 on Oct 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Woo hoo, Litchfield, postcard perfect, right? Well I drove all the way out route 4 and the closer I got to Litchfield the more brown and barren the leaves got. So I turned around and headed south. Waste of time

  • Cate_W on Sep 29, 2011 at 09:31 AM

    Hi Familygoboston, These are not ads but our own editorial content in pdf form that is easily printed so you can take on the road. Each one of the drives has more specifics for one area (ex: Litchfield).

    Please feel free to share your suggestions for other top foliage drives throughout New England—-and elsewhere.

  • Dick_Carrigan on Sep 28, 2011 at 05:32 PM

    Please be aware of the road damage to rte #100 from storm Irene—-

  • Familygoboston on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Really? Really?  This is your advice-  Maine, RI, NH & VT oh well at least you specified the ” Berkshires” for MA. (which I might add is still too huge and general to be helpful).  Litchfield CT is mentioned specifically, right off the bat; then nothing.  It seems like an ad for Litchfield and then some hasty generalizations added to create content!  Generally I can rely on Fodors for good insight and I’d prefer that ads be disclosed. This feels to me like a poorly researched attempt to get people to click through. Gee, wonder where the best skiing out west is- maybe Colorado and Utah?