The Best New England Towns to See the Changing Autumn Leaves
Find your fall zen in these charming New England towns with the best views of changing autumn leaves.
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New England glows bright red, yellow, gold, and orange in the fall thanks to the changing autumn leaves. The rich foliage transforms the six New England states, brightening up the cities and allowing the charming little towns to really flourish.
The Northeast can be a somewhat harrowing place to visit in the winter if you’re not an avid skier. While the mountains are lovely, and cities like Burlington, Vermont or even downtown Boston sparkle in the snow, let’s face it, it’s freezing in the winter. But the crisp fall air in New England is revitalizing and smells vaguely of burning leaves and cinnamon—it wakes you up and propels you outdoors to see the autumn leaves and to grab a cup of steaming apple cider.
Armed with your fall staples, from your pumpkin spice coffee to your caramel-colored leather jacket, all you need is an autumnal backdrop. And these New England towns are calling, because they’re the best places to see the changing autumn leaves. While you’re there, don’t miss the New England food staples (seafood, maple syrup, apples, and artisanal cheeses), and make sure to book a room at a cozy lodge so you can relax by the crackling fire after a day of hiking through forests of gorgeous autumn leaves.