New England Foliage Central

Your Autumn in New England Headquarters

I'm Kim Knox Beckius, Tripsavvy's New England Travel Expert, here for the  20th year in 2017 to help you make the most of my favorite season in my home region. Autumn's crisp chill and vibrant colorations provide the perfect backdrop for a visit to New England. I hear from travelers every year who have dreamed of experiencing the New England region in all of its blazing fall foliage glory for their entire lives.

Whether you're planning a once-in-a-lifetime leaf odyssey or a day trip... or even just dreaming of fall days in New England, bookmark this page or follow Foliage Central on Twitter for the latest and best fall foliage travel tips, deals and news. See you in the land of leaves!

  • 01 of 07
    Red Fall Leaves in New England
    ••• You belong in this picture! I'll help you plan your foliage getaway. Mina Doroudi Photography/Getty Images

    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! I've developed this eight-step tutorial to walk you through what you need to consider and the steps you need to take to plan a memorable and fun New England fall foliage vacation.

    Flying? My New England Airports Map will help you decide where to land to begin your foliage adventure. Search for Cheap Flights with TripAdvisor.

  • 02 of 07
    Fall Foliage Colors at Peak in Vermont
    ••• Peak foliage in New England is a breathtaking sight to behold. Izzet Keribar/Getty Images

    It's the #1 question I am asked: When will leaves be at their best? If you know a bit about the science behind the scenery, you'll understand why the answer is so tricky. Still, after 20 years of covering autumn in New England, I know a thing or two to help you boost the odds of seeing peak leaves.

  • 03 of 07
    Fall Apple Picking in New England
    ••• Apple picking is one of the fall traditions you must experience while you're in New England. Kim Knox Beckius

    Foliage is not New England's only fall enticement. Here are some of the activities we New Englanders cherish, which you simply must experience while you're here:

    • Drive New England's Scenic Roads
      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. Or, for an aerial view of the leaves, drive to these mountaintops.
    • Pick Your Own Apples
      Fall is harvest time, so plan to pick your own apples during your New England autumn escape.
    • Sip New England Wines
      Speaking of harvests, fall is the time of year when grapes are plucked from vines and an ideal time to visit the region's picture-perfect wineries.
    • Get Lost in a Corn Maze
      These fun, 3-D puzzles crop up each fall to keep families entertained and to sustain New England's agricultural enterprises.
  • 04 of 07
    Litchfield Fall Foliage
    ••• Connecticut's Litchfield County is a popular destination for foliage seekers. Kim Knox Beckius

    Wondering where to stay and play while visiting New England this fall? These resources will help you plan your autumn itinerary.

    • Lodgings for Leaf Peepers
      Thousands of "leaf peepers" descend on New England each year for a glimpse of the foliage that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. Don't wait until the last minute to book your fall lodgings. Here's your guide to picturesque accommodations and special autumn packages.
    • Go West for Maine's Best Fall Foliage
      Bethel, Maine, makes an ideal home base for appreciating autumn's beauty in northern New England.
    • Litchfield is Lovely for Leaves
      Historic Litchfield, Connecticut, in the northwestern part of the state makes an ideal home base for late season leaf peepers. Learn about the allure of Litchfield including scenic driving, hiking, biking, antiquing, wine tasting and more.
    • Spooktacular Salem
      Autumn is a bewitching time for a visit to Salem, Massachusetts.
    • 5 Ways to Leaf Peep in New England Without a Car
      Are you an...MORE urbanite or a visitor from overseas who doesn't own a car or perhaps doesn't even hold a valid driver's license? Here are five ways to see leaves in New England without a car.
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  • 05 of 07
    Maple Leaf in Swift River, NH
    ••• Each leaf is a work of art, and so is each fall day in New England. Danita Delimont/Getty Images

    Autumn is the time of year when people who live in or near New England eagerly check fall foliage reports, then make spontaneous plans to hit the road! I'll help you discover some of the best fall day trips including...

    • 8 Fall Day Trips from Boston
      If you live in Boston or are visiting the city in the fall, here are some suggested fall day trips you can take by bus, or set out in your car for scenic autumn destinations within a two-hour drive of Boston, Massachusetts.
    • 4 Fun Fall Day Trips from NYC
      You know you want to get out of the city and enjoy the fresh fall air!
    • 8 Best Places to See Connecticut Fall Foliage
      Why leave your leaf peeping to chance? Get out and explore Connecticut's eight best places to see the autumn scenery as selected by the state's Bureau of Parks and Forests.
  • 06 of 07

    Fall Foliage Travel Planning Tools

    Fall foliage Apps
    ••• Enhance your leaf peeping experience with these tools and resources.

    I've rounded up the best tech to take on the road in New England this fall:

  • 07 of 07

    For Fall Foliage Dreamers...

    Misty pond with autumn leaves in Connecticut
    ••• There are plenty of ways to enjoy the magic of autumn in New England without leaving home. VisionsofAmerica/Joe Sohm/Getty Images

    Can't get to New England this fall? Autumn is for armchair travelers, too! One of the things I love best is sharing this glorious season with leaf lovers around the world.

    • I'll Send You a Free Fall Leaf!
      Since I started mailing out leaves in 1999, I've sent these fall treasures to Hawaii, Germany... even China! Here's how to request yours.
    • Virtual Leaf Peeping
      These 12 webcams will let you spy on the leaves wherever you are.
    • Free Fall Leaf Coloring Pages
      Coloring isn't just for kids these days! Color these leaves to brighten your home or office.
    • New England Fall Foliage Photos
      Fall is New England's most photogenic time of year. Click through these photos, and be transported.
    • Autumn Screensavers
      Enjoy a splash of fall on your computer screen--most of these screensavers are free!
    • Fall Foliage Clip Art
      Add these real Maine leaves to your fall documents.
    • Fall Foliage Projects for Kids
      Embrace the spirit of the season by making fall-themed crafts with kids.
    • Foliage Photo Puzzles
      Play...MORE with leaves wherever you are--but, be warned: These puzzles are addictive!