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Spots to see this Autumn in New England

Published: August 18, 2017

There is no doubt that New England has some of the most beautiful displays of color in the United States when the fall season arrives. Here is a list of some of the best places to see the leaves change, whether you drive the highways to them or view them from the back of a limo.

Bar Harbor, Maine

There is no arguing that Bar Harbor, located on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine, is beautiful year-round, but in fall it's spectacular. For the best views of the vivid array of reds, yellows and oranges, head into Acadia National Park. The State of Maine Fall Foliage website recommends heading there in the middle of October to see the leaves at their peak of color.

Jefferson, New Hampshire

Sure, there are places in New Hampshire better known for their fall foliage viewing spots, but if you are looking for somewhere to slow down and stay for awhile as you take in the majesty of a New England autumn day, Jefferson might be the place to do it from. You'll see quiet farms, the White Mountain forests with their splendid colors, and not very many people - the population of Jefferson is less than 1,000.

Stowe, Vermont

Forbes Travel Guide, and many other websites and bloggers, list Stowe at the top of their list of places to see the colors of fall in Vermont. For some, it ranks as the best in New England. Located in northern Vermont, it is one of the state's top tourist spots, and one of the first places to see leaves turn.

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

Travel Channel lists this as one of their top spots in Massachusetts to see the change of seasons. The Mowhawk Trail starts in Williamstown, winds its way through some stunning scenery, and has numerous scenic stopping points to capture it on film. For a view from on high, stop and climb three stories to the top of Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield.

Providence, Rhode Island

If you find yourself in Providence in the fall, you will not miss out on the beauty of a fall New England day. Foliage.org mentions several worthy viewing spots throughout the city, including a view from Prospect Terrace they describe as "exhilarating".

Talcott Mountain State Park, Connecticut

Trip Savvy recently wrote an article on the Connecticut Bureau of Parks and Forest's top recommendations for viewing autumn colors, and Talcott Mountain State Park was at the top of the list. From Heublein Tower, you'll see the Farmington River Valley awash in color and, on a clear day, several states as well.

To see the beautiful fall sights in any of these New England places, contact Sentinel Limousine today to travel there in style.

Sources:

State of Maine Foliage Project: https://www1.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/projects/fall_foliage/whenandwhere/index.html

Boston.com article: https://www.boston.com/culture/travel/2016/10/07/9-places-to-see-fall-foliage-in-new-hampshire

Forbes Travel Guide Blog: http://blog.forbestravelguide.com/where-to-catch-the-best-fall-foliage-in-vermont

Travel Channel article: http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/road-trips/articles/new-england-fall-foliage-road-trips

Foliage.org article: http://foliage.org/fall/travel-interviews-news/providence-rhode-island-foliage-trip/

TripSavvy article: https://www.tripsavvy.com/places-view-fall-foliage-in-connecticut-1600282