It is October and the fall season is officially here. With it comes pumpkin spice everything, cooler weather and here in New England we are fortunate to see some of nature’s best. The changing of the leaves.
It’s been 10 years since I have lived here in New England but there are many places I remember that are still the best of the best. Here is a list by state and of course, feel free to comment with your best tips.
According to current estimates, peak foliage will arrive in the northeast and northwest corners of the state around Columbus Day and extend to the lower Connecticut River Valley and shoreline through early November.
Typically, northern Maine reaches peak conditions the last week of September into the first week of October. The rest of the state’s progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions mid-to-late October
Enjoy fall color all over Maine: go hiking and biking in Acadia National Park, canoe and listen to loons in the Rangeley Lakes region. And, for a spectacular view, take the elevator to the observatory high up on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge!
Whether you’re into the foliage, fall treats, or outdoor activities, you’ll always find something that tickles your fancy right here. The second week of Oct will start with the North Shore and finish with Southern Massachusetts through the month.
Fall is an especially festive time of year in historic Rhode Island. With endless opportunities for fun packed into New England’s smallest state, Rhode Island’s size makes it possible to drive less and see more farms, seasonal attractions, and memorable events.
With forests covering three-quarters of our state, and the highest percentage of vibrant maple trees in the country, Vermont explodes with colors once the leaves start to turn. Whether you are touring the state on a scenic byway or enjoying a crisp autumn hike outdoors, almost everywhere you look in Vermont during the fall months is alive with bursting reds, oranges and yellows.
Stephanie is a wife and mom of two, a Virtual Assistant, freelance writer and Social Media maven. Stephanie is also the owner of The Autism Diva - a travel, lifestyle blog and special needs resource as she is raising a non-verbal son with Autism. The Autism Diva covers events in the metro Atlanta area and New England. Also hosts giveaways, reviews, recipes and more. With a background in Business and Finance, she left it all behind to be a stay-at-home mom and also homeschools both her kids. Coffee is a must and while life can be crazy, she wouldn't have it any other way.