A Season of Color

Elin Hu

Cider Donuts apple picking Fall Foliage Apple Cider Colorful autumn foliageAs the autumn begins, the color of the leaves change, and there is no better place to observe this breathtaking sight than New England. As you drive up to New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, the beautiful countryside holds some of the most amazing views of the autumn foliage. The leaves start changing mid-to-late September and peaks in October in northern regions of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. In the more southern states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and along the coast of New Hampshire and southern Maine, color starts later and often lasts up until November. It is worth the drive north to see billions of  leaves change from green to a kaleidoscope of colors. The cool, crisp air is perfect for hiking, biking, and apple picking. You can also get the chance to taste delicious apple cider and cider donuts.

New Hampshire

In the beautiful White Mountains Region, you can stand on the top of New England at the summit of Mount Washington. This is one of the best views you can get for foliage. For an easier hike, try Mount Monadnock, which also gives great views from the top.


Drive along the Mohawk Trail in Western Massachusetts. It runs up and over the Berkshire Hills and leads to state parks and forests for hiking and biking. Also, Mount Greylock has fabulous foliage views and the top is only a drive away.


Drive to the top of Mount Equinox, located south of Manchester. On a clear day, you can see across New England, into New York State and even into Canada. Another place to see foliage is Burlington. You can take a Lake Champlain cruise or even go up in a hot air balloon.