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Top 20 Foliage Day Trips in New England

A leisurely drive to enjoy New England's brilliant fall foliage is a joy by itself, but it's also fun to juice up the adventure with a stop at a farm stand, cider press, nature trails, farmers market, and vineyards or wineries. Taste and enjoy the bounty of fall, and take a sample home. Great stops for kids and families.

A peaceful drive on country roads of southern New Hampshire can end perfectly at Pickety Place, at 248 Nutting Hill Road, a quaint red cottage that served as the model in 1948 for Little Golden Books illustrations of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Today, visitors may enjoy a delicious five-course lunch and explore the gardens, with themes of butterflies, oregano, bird, healing, moonlight, and herbs. A sweet gift shop offers fragrance gifts for cooking and decorating.