People from around the world love to go on a fall getaway in New England. There are few destinations that match the autumnal beauty of the leaves changing in New England. The briskly cool weather is the perfect backdrop to exploring the rich autumn traditions across the region. The warm New England hospitality will make you feel welcome, regardless of the weather.
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Top 5 Autumn Cities to Visit in New England
There is so much for you to see and do during the autumn months in New England. Brilliantly colorful mountains, spectacular harvest festivals, quiet walks through the woods and more are waiting for you.
1. Bar Harbor, Maine
Your visit to Bar Harbor will not be complete without a horse-drawn carriage ride through Acadia National Park. Then you can check out the fall foliage from the waters of Frenchman Bay or marvel at the pink granite cliffs from Great Head Trail.
2. Stowe, Vermont
If you're looking for a more active interaction with the outdoors as the leaves change color, then Stowe may be for you. There's plenty of hiking, mountain biking, or zip lining by land, and paddling and fishing on the water.
3. Concord, Massachusetts
Immerse yourself in American history as you enjoy the vibrant change and chill across Concord. Visit battle sites from the Revolutionary War, or walk the same paths as literary greats like Emerson and Thoreau.
4. Litchfield, Connecticut
Go on your own antiques roadshow in Litchfield. Soak in views from the Berkshire foothills as you explore the many antique markets and stores in and around the town. If you enjoy wine, take a tour of the local vineyards to enjoy your time out in nature even more.
5. Jackson, New Hampshire
Jackson has perfectly convenient access to the incredibly picturesque Kancamagus Highway. You'll want to visit the local farmer's markets or catch a sunset concert. If you're planning your trip in October, you should look into the Return of the Pumpkin People!