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Which town to stay in for fall foliage outside of Boston?


Sep 22nd, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Which town to stay in for fall foliage outside of Boston?

Hi, I have just planned my first fall foliage trip with my mother (70) and daughter (13) to arrive in Boston on 10/3, tour Boston on 10/4, then leave the next day (10/5) for a drive to a quaint town(s) and spend the night (we would be returning to Boston on 10/6) and fly back home on 10/7.

The problem is I don't know which darling New England town to go to! My mother is very active, and my daughter enjoys shopping, antiquing and eating just like an adult, so I'm not looking for kid-type activities. I've downloaded info from yankeefoliage.com, but each drive/town sounds as wonderful as the next. Any advice as to the drive, town, lodging, and restaurant(s) would be appreciated! (We've already been to Cape Cod, so I'd like to experience something different.)

Our budget is for three or four star lodging accommodations (B&B's are fine). Restaurants don't need to be fancy, but charming/unique.

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Sep 22nd, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Don;t know how the foliage will be by your dates - and that may determine where you go - since you will want to see the best of color. Have you looked at the foliage sites to see how much color there will be where for your dates?

And It's definite cape cod is not good - near the water changes is are later.
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Sep 22nd, 2013, 05:08 PM
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That's still a little early for much color along the coast so I'd suggest you head for Vermont or NH. Try Woodstock, Queeche, Weston, Grafton, Newfane - that area of Vermont. With only one day you don't have time to go too far north but those towns are in a nice area with pretty towns, covered bridges, etc. Take a route north into NH and then west to Vermont. But you are talking about a Saturday in almost peak season so you better book something soon.
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