Fall Foliage in New England in 2024

The perfect travel plan for an entire weekend of fun!

The brilliantly colored maple trees of New England attract visitors every fall from around the world. This page is your portal to the best driving routes, and the places to eat and shop and visit in each New England state. For each state below, you will find:

  • Updated foliage reports and state maps
  • Scenic drives with maps
  • Places to eat and shop
  • Walking trails
  • Pick-Your-Own farms
  • Galleries, Museums, and Places to Explore

New England Fall Foliage

Find a State:

  • Connecticut - Drives across rolling hills, farms and vineyards, historic architecture, antique hunting
  • Maine - Magnificent forests, scattered towns and farms, maritime communities and fresh seafood, blueberries and apples
  • Massachusetts - Lots of variety, historic coastal towns, thriving nightlife, expansive fields and the lofty Berkshire Mountains
  • New Hampshire - Craggy White Mountains, brilliant lakes, long vistas
  • Rhode Island - Charming small towns, magnificent coastal drives
  • Vermont - Abundant maple groves, pretty towns in the river valleys

Where to Stay

Decide on your dates of travel and make reservations for inns, hotels, and motels early – preferably starting in July or August. Lots of travelers are competing for hotel rooms in the fall, especially in the northern states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Find foliage-worthy excursions from these fine lodgings in:

Fall Foliage in New England - Maine Shoreline & House

Where to Find Color

Once foliage season begins the report will be regularly updated. Also, take a map and explore some of the small, back roads as you wander. Look for roadside signs for pick-your-own farms and farm stands, parks, and public wilderness areas. Get out of the car, stretch, and look around. Don’t be afraid to wander. Ask local people where to find high ground and good vistas.

Current New England Foliage report
(Courtesy of The Weather Channel)

New England Fall Foliage

Try It From Up in the Air

Consider a foliage viewing adventure from above the treetops. You can do it on chair lift rides at many New England ski areas or on a thrilling flight in a hot air balloon.

--> Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage in New England - Alpine Adventures Zip Line in New Hampshire

Clothing and Gear

Even if days are warm, be prepared for chilly nights with long pants, long sleeves, and a sweater. Wear sneakers and jeans so that you can jump out of the car and scramble over a stone wall or ramble through a hillside meadow. Take a camera, but remember to put it down and just look around. Take visors and sunscreen and binoculars.

Fall Foliage in New England - Bennington, Vermont

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