It's the trip you've dreamed of for months or maybe even years--New England in the glorious, golden autumn. You're in for a spectacular show! The bad news is, you won't be alone. Fall is New England's very busiest tourism season, so planning ahead can be your ticket to ensuring a picture-perfect, memorable stay. I'm here to guide you as you plan your New England leaf-peeping getaway! The free weekly About New England Travel email newsletter will have more tips, too, so subscribe today!
Start here for lodgings, tours and other travel basics you'll need to plan your fall foliage trip.
Need Help Planning Your Fall Foliage Trip?
Want to plan a visit to New England during the spectacular fall foliage season? At a bit of a loss as to where to start? Help is here! My eight-step tutorial is designed to walk you through what you need to consider and the steps you need to take to plan a memorable and fun fall foliage vacation in New England.
How to See New England Fall Foliage at its Peak
Mother Nature has a mind of her own, and predicting when fall foliage will "peak" is a crapshoot at best, but you can stack the odds in your favor.
Compare Prices on Fall Flights
Flying to New England? Search for Cheap Flights with TripAdvisor or compare flight prices for your fall foliage travel with Expedia.com.
Lodgings for Leaf Peepers
Your guide to picturesque accommodations and special autumn packages.
Bed & Burn
A room with a fireplace is so romantic! Here is a guide to 10 New England inns with a fireplace in every room.
Fall Foliage Home Bases
Booking lodging in one or two central locations is a good fall foliage sightseeing strategy. Here are a few of the best fall foliage home bases in New England:
Litchfield, Connecticut, is Lovely for Leaves
Go West to Bethel for Maine's Best Fall Leaf Peeping
Fall Foliage Driving Tours in New England
New England's country roads beckon to city slickers throughout the year, but there’s no more magnificent time for a drive than autumn. Here are some tours for exploring New England’s winding highways, covered bridges and secluded spots.
Five Mountains to Drive
See the scenery from up high with these five New England summit drives.
New England Fall Foliage Tours
Leave the planning to someone else, and relax and enjoy a guided biking, hiking, walking, bus, train or aerial tour of New England this fall.
Leaf Alert: Foliage Updates for the New England States
Check New England fall foliage reports online.
New England Fall Foliage Hotlines
Here's a round-up of toll-free numbers to call for foliage reports from the New England states.
When is the First Day of Fall?
Can't wait for the season to arrive? Mark the official first day of fall on your calendar, and get ready to enjoy all of the beauty of autumn in New England.
Celebrate Autumn New England-Style
The September Autumnal Equinox marks the official kick-off for fall. Be sure to start with About when looking for fall festivals, football and fun in New England.
Fall Weekends 2016 -updated!
During the fall foliage season, New England is a popular destination for weekenders and day trippers.
If you're trying to decide when to plan your trip or if you're looking for a reason to visit in addition to pretty leaves, here is a weekend-by-weekend round-up for 2016 of festivals, fairs, harvest celebrations and other fun events in the six New England states and neighboring New York.
Catch a Leaf Lift
View New England's colorful panorama from a chairlift this fall. It's a spectacular way to see the scenery!
More New England Fall Foliage Resources
- New England Foliage Day Trips
- Cyber-Leaf Peeping
- Fall Picture Gallery
- Photographing Fall Foliage
- Foliage in the New England States
- Why Do Leaves Change Color?
- Conserve Gas on Your Road Trip