Visiting New England to see the beautiful fall colors is on many people’s bucket lists. There are few places that rival the vibrant show Mother Nature puts on each October – if you’ve been, you won’t soon forget it.
Everywhere you look, the hills are covered in swaths of bright oranges, reds, and yellows. Throw in green pastures, wooden covered bridges, red barns, and white church steeples, and Norman Rockwall couldn’t do a better job of conjuring up a picture-perfect fall scene.
Here’s What You Missed by Not Visiting New England in the Fall
We don’t know what your reasons are for not visiting New England in the fall, but we’re assuming they’re either really important or you just aren’t aware of what you’re missing. Since we can’t help the former, we’re here to remedy the latter. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenes you’ll find scattered about the New England countryside.
The Hills Are Alive With Color
The New England states have several mountain ranges running through them, but it’s the rolling hills showcasing vibrant, colorful trees that give the area the iconic look it’s famous for.
Nearly every direction you look is a sight to behold!
Charming Covered Bridges
Benjamin and June Evans, authors of New England’s Covered Bridges, say there were at least 1,000 covered bridges constructed in New England during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although most of those have been removed, there are still around 200 in the region.
Scenic Drives Through the Countryside
Prepare to be mesmerized by winding country roads and golden leaves falling like snowflakes. There are few places that pack such a concentrated amount of charm into the area as New England in the fall manages to do.
According to a New England Rural Data Study, 83% of the land mass of the New England region is rural. That’s a lot of countryside to explore!
Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont (pictured above) is one of the most iconic drives in New England.
The New England landscape has dozens and dozens of waterfalls, many of which can be accessed by just a short walk from the parking lot. Others require a bit of a hike, but no matter your fitness level, if you value the tranquility of a beautiful waterfall, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
Unlike the west coast, where most traditional churches were established within the last century, the New England landscape is dotted with a plethora of historic church buildings, some constructed more than 250 years ago.
Church buildings with white steeples, like this one in Stowe, Vermont, can be seen from a distance. They paint a nostalgic picture with the fall foliage in the background.
Now That You Know What You’re Missing
What intrigues you the most about visiting New England in the fall? If you’ve been, what was your favorite thing to see?
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Karee Blunt is a nationally syndicated travel journalist, focused on discovering destinations and experiences that captivate and inspire others through her writing. She is also the founder of Our Woven Journey, a travel site focused on inspiring others to create memory-making adventures with their loved ones. Karee is passionate about encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and live the life they dream of. She is the mother of six kids, including four through adoption, and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Karee on her about me page.