Most of the trees across the country are starting to peak with their fall color and it’s such a gorgeous scene. I love that God gives us this brilliant burst of color before the branches empty themselves of foliage. When I think of where I’d most like to travel during autumn, hands down it’s the northeast area. Rather than be sad I couldn’t make that trip this year, I thought it’d be fun to take a virtual leaf peeping trip to New England with you! So grab a cup of coffee, kick your feet up, and enjoy!
The barn and winding road above is in Vermont. This is the type of scenery that makes me want to go to New England during autumn. I’ve only been there once and I was just a kid, so I don’t remember too much. Although I definitely remember Provincetown, Massachusetts after dark.
Below is a foot bridge in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I don’t think I’ve ever been there, although we did visit Lake Sunapee during my childhood family trip back in the day. Exploring the trails and all there is to see in and around the White Mountains would be so fun. Don’t the orange and gold leaves look great against the green foliage?
Another sight to see in that area is Flume Gorge with a covered bridge over an amazing waterfall. The leaves are just starting to turn yellow. So pretty!
Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains is the Franconia Notch State Park and the Pemigewasset River. This fall scene reminds me of the covered bridges in Parke County, Indiana. My mom and dad used to take me to see those bridges in the autumn season.
New England has its own collection of quaint covered bridges and for some reason, I find them endearing. Now I want to head Northeast even more for in-person leaf peeping.
Have you ever been to Vermont? If you have, you’re probably familiar with scenic route 100. According to Trip Savvy, you can drive the length of the route in about five hours.
When you drive Route 100, you’ll see The Vermont Country Store in Weston. The photo below is the Rockingham store. Some of you might receive their mail order catalog.
Also on Route 100 is Ben and Jerry’s factory in Waterbury. That right there is enough reason to visit Vermont.
How pretty is this fall evening scene of Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont? I feel like Gene Kelly is going to appear and dance around and sing. New England feels like the perfect place to visit in fall. If you live there, I’m a bit jealous of you.
The shopping district in historic Woodstock, Vermont is also quaint and charming with the changing leaves and colorful mums in the front of the stores.
Let’s head over to Beacon Hill in Boston for some more leaf peeping. And maybe some pumpkin spotting too!
The bright yellow leaves contrast beautifully against the red brick building.
This tree-lined street with beautiful historic homes looks like the perfect neighborhood for trick or treating.
Actually, Salem, Massachusetts might be the most memorable place to visit on Halloween.
Guess what? Connecticut has covered bridges! This is the172-foot-long West Cornwall covered bridge spanning the Housatonic River. It looks beautiful in autumn.
For some reason I have a fondness for state capitol buildings, and Connecticut’s legislative building in Hartford doesn’t disappoint, especially when framed with fall leaves. It almost looks like a castle and I found out it was built around the same time as my house.
Six states make up the area we call New England: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. I’ve been to all of them except Maine. The pretty scene below is Roger Williams Park in Rhode Island.
When you head to Maine for a leaf peeping trip, Acadia National Park would sure make a breathtaking trip!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual leaf peeping trip to New England. I could’ve shared tons of gorgeous photos but I need to get some sleep! So I’ll leave you with just a couple more fall photos.
Hopefully you can take some time to do a little leaf peeping in your own neighborhood this weekend!
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