Autumn Color Guide

When to enjoy the best color in your area, plus a list of the most spectacular fall drives in New England!



Maine is so large in comparison to the other New England states, it was impossible to pick only one or two areas. Instead, we have listed a beautiful State Park in each region.

  • Southern Maine Peak Week: Second Week in October
    Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal gives perspectives of encompassing backwoods and Casco Bay’s Calendar Islands. The foliage shading crests as a rule happen in late September to mid-October. The recreation center is a prominent spot to watch moving birds of prey in September.
  • Eastern Maine (Mid-Coast and Downeast) Peak Week: Second Week in October
    The Donnell Pond Management Unit in Townships 9 and 10 SD in Hancock County close Sullivan and Franklin offer trekking trails up Schoodic and Black Mountains that give vistas on encompassing forest, lakes and Acadia National Park over Frenchman’s Bay.
  •  Western Maine Peak Week: Second Week in October
    Mt. Blue State Park in Weld gives an all encompassing perspective of Webb Lake and the breath taking views of the area mountains. The Center Hill excursion zone and trails offer awesome perspectives of the Tumbledown Mountain Range. Signs lead to Center Hill from Route 156 in Weld Village.
  • Northern Maine Peak Week: Last Week in September
    Falcon Lake Management Unit situated on Route 11 (an assigned scenic highway) in Eagle Lake features beautiful perspectives of fall foliage, and additionally, perspectives of Squa Pan and Mt. Katahdin. Truly spectacular!

New Hampshire

  • The White Mountains hold more than lovely hues. Sweeping perspectives, side roads to logging trails and trekking trails, waterfalls, and concealed extensions light with brilliant hues. There is much to investigate, including the Basin’s glacial ravines cut by the Pemigewasset River, granite covered with moss in the Flume, and the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC’s) Greenleaf and Lonesome Lake high-mountain cabins. The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway is a top choice. Its 15-moment ride whisks you to inside of a short stroll of the 4,200-foot summit, where on a crisp morning you can see into Vermont, New York, Canada, and Maine.


  • Vermont has a special place in the tapestry of New England colors, as it boasts a variety of crimson and ruby shades. A great part of the splendid red to almost purple shading is from local sugar maples, which are inexhaustible in Vermont (the other side of fall foliage is the sugaring season in late winter, when maple sap starts to stream). Arrange ahead to see fall foliage in Vermont, in light of the fact that folks from around the globe come here.

New York

  • The Adirondack Region is the place to be in New York.  With one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the nation the Adirondacks provide weeks of enjoyment to  leaf-watchers, climbers and couples hoping to immerse themselves in Autumn splendor.


  • The Berkshire Mountain Range has grandiose crests and stunning valleys that are perfect for seeing the leaves change. Equally incredible views of fall color can be found in the North of Boston Cape Ann area, and around Plymouth, where cranberry marsh harvests light up the scene.


  • Haystack Mountain State Park Stone Tower is the perfect place to take in the Connecticut landscape. The Tower provides a 360-degree view of the blazing countryside.

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island may be small, but it has a vast amount of bursting color in the fall. The coastal town of Bristol is our top pick. Here, you can appreciate the rich autumn colors glowing against the ocean backdrop in this waterfront Rhode Island escape.