Autumn drives out of Boston

Jun 20th, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Autumn drives out of Boston

Going to Salem, MA the 29,30,31 Oct. Everything seems to be full & expensive. Any suggestions. We will be on vacation the last week of Oct 09. flying into Boston, want to drive to quaint villages, beautiful colors, covered bridges, etc. I have been several times before, my daughter has never been. She also wants to go to Fall River, Lizzi Borden. Looking for a pretty drive the days leading up to the end of month. What about Conn? Have been the route up to Stowe, VT, beautiful!
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Jun 20th, 2009, 09:14 PM
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Sorry, but the foliage will likely be gone by then.

Click on your dates

http://www.yankeefoliage.com/peakmap/
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Jun 20th, 2009, 09:15 PM
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Note also that Salem is busy those dates because it's a very popular Halloween destination - and, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year.
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Jun 21st, 2009, 04:27 AM
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A little late for foliage. But an easy drive is to get on Route 95/128 south, take Route 2 west - you can detour thru Lexington and Concord. There are no covered bridges along that route. And you only have 3 days.

Are you sure you want to be in Salem, MA Halloween weekend - it will be mobbed, crowds of drunk people celebrating, and every year a bunch of arrests for that sort of behavior. Parking is impossible, everything expensive, and hardly the quaint experience you want.
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Jun 21st, 2009, 07:35 AM
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You may have better luck going South of Boston instead of north. I agree that you should avoid Salem unless you want to partake the Halloween festivities.
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Jul 2nd, 2009, 10:02 AM
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How about Portsmouth, NH. It's a really fun place to exlpore with lots of great restaurants.
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