Fall Foliage in New England

There are few places in the world where the coming of winter is viewed with as much delight as it is in New England. In fall, the leaves of the region’s many oaks, elms, maples, sumacs, willows, and ash turn vibrant shades of yellow, red, and orange, painting the landscape with a fiery brush that makes a day trip through the countryside a true delight.Explore:

Fall Foliage

If you’re looking for maps and other information on where to see the brilliant colors of New England’s fall foliage, you’ve come to the right place.

The New England Inns & Resorts Association’s website is home to some of the best fall foliage resources on the web and can point you to official resources where you’ll find the most up-to-date reports and information to make planning your your fall foliage-viewing vacation a cinch. With links to fall foliage maps, reports on the current conditions of fall foliage in each of the states, fall foliage hotline numbers, and peak foliage information, plus great information on some of the best fall foliage day tripshikes, and bike tours in the region, NEIRA’s your home for fall travel information—and great rates on New England hotel rooms.

Fall Foliage Maps
Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | Rhode Island | Vermont
Whether you’re a native New Englander on a weekend day trip or an international traveler ready to experience your first leaf-peeping vacation, the fall foliage maps below will help you plan your trip throughout the New England region, so that wherever you go, you’ll be able to find the best places to view the vibrant colors of fall’s turning leaves.

New England Foliage Reports
Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | Vermont
Looking for the most up-to-date fall foliage information? Use the links below to get weekly reports from leaf-peeping experts in each state so you’ll know where to go to view the best fall colors in each area.

Fall Foliage Day Trips
Fall foliage day trips in New England offer visitors the opportunity to visit some of the region’s lesser-known towns and villages, photograph the spectacular fall foliage of New England’s forests, and experience one of nature’s most unique phenomenons along some of the nation’s most scenic byways.  Whether you choose to spend the day in the car or venture off on some fall foliage hikes along the way, you’ll be sure to find some of the most spectacular views of fall foliage in the region.

Fall Foliage Abounds Along Old Canada Road
The Old Canada Road Scenic Byway runs from Solon, Maine to the Canadian border along Route 201. Along the way, visitors will revel at the historic architecture of homes and businesses in the villages of Bingham and Jackman. Away from these sleepy villages, this backcountry route winds along Wyman Lake and the Kennebec River, and through Maine’s forests where you’ll see the fiery colors of the state’s finest fall foliage, spectacular panoramas, and – with any luck – some moose.

Experience Fall Foliage on the Molly Stark Byway/Green Mountain Loop
Visitors to Vermont shouldn’t miss the opportunity to view the fabulous fall colors along the Molly Stark Scenic Byway and throughout the Green Mountains. This half-day trip starts in Brattleboro, VT and winds along the Molly Stark Scenic Byway to Bennington. Along the way, view three states from the overlook at Hogback Mountain as well as a couple of postcard-perfect covered bridges leading from the west into Bennington. From there, follow Hwy 30 to Hwy 11 and over to US 7. This route takes you through the heart of the Green Mountains back to Bennington, offering ample opportunity to stop and snap photos of some spectacular fall colors.

Take A Fall Foliage Tour Along the Connecticut River Loop
Start in Lyme, CT and head down Hwy 156 south, then cross the Connecticut River on I-95 before exiting on the Middlesex Turnpike and heading to Essex. From there, head over to Deep River and up to Chester. Stop and enjoy lunch and some antique shopping in each of these quaint towns before heading back out onto the open road. From Chester, make your way east on Hwy 82 to East Hadlam and beyond through the Connecticut countryside. Along the way view idyllic farmsteads and enough fall foliage to fill your camera’s memory card. Link up with Hwy 156 south to arrive back in Lyme just in time for dinner.