The 6 Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

August 10, 2012 at 12:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

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Picture this: a scarlet maple offset by the stark white spire of a small town church or a whole hillside of brilliant foliage foregrounded by a bright red barn. Such iconic scenes have launched a thousand postcards and turned New England into the ultimate fall destination for leaf peepers. The first scarlets and golds appear in mid-September in northern areas; "peak" colors head south thereafter. For inspiration, we’ve picked the most-stunning foliage areas and included a link to our favorite drive. Of course, these magical colors extend beyond New England. Check out our Great Fall Foliage Trips Across the Country!

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gmf1313 on October 20, 2012 at 10:25:05 PM EDT

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 September 29, 2011 at 9:31:22 AM EDT

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 September 28, 2011 at 5:32:43 PM EDT

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

Familygoboston on September 28, 2011 at 10:49:09 AM EDT

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?

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