Road Trip: New England’s Fall Foliage

Everybody should take a fall foliage drive at least once.

Now that summer is pretty much over, it’s time to accept that sooner or later, the leaves will fall and the breeze will be cooler. But don’t be too sad about it. Summer is not the only fun season for travel and adventure. I think Fall is just as great of a season to do more road trips.

The best time to visit this lovely part of the U.S. is during autumn. New England is a region consisted of six states in the northeastern part of the U.S. : Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. This article may be biased since I’m from the great small state of Connecticut. But I assure you I will only give you the facts! 🙂

And to all my lovely New Englanders, let us take some time to appreciate what’s in our own backyard.  I know sometimes the hardest thing to do is stay local (especially me) and enjoy the things we take for granted, like the wonders of Mother Nature. Witnessing how the leaves turn from green to gold or orange is a magical thing. Something we need to appreciate more of.

The best thing about a New England road trip is the possibility of driving through all six states in one day if you’re up for it!

So do something adventurous this fall. Don’t stress about planning every single detail. Trust your GPS. If you want, look up a destination point in every state or the best foliage views. I love waterfalls and so what I do is pick out a nice park with a beautiful falls. In Connecticut, try putting in Kent Falls State Park from where ever you are and in Massachusetts, put in Bash Bish Falls State Park. Half the fun is the journey and discovering more gems along the way.

A New England fall foliage looks something like this:

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And this…

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Along the way, you might find little gems like this…

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Even when it’s raining, it’s still picturesque…

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Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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If that doesn’t want to make you visit New England, maybe the wineries will.


And bring your friends along!

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Don’t hesitate to send me a note if you are planning to visit us this fall!

Jen is a Chicago-based traveler and a full-time Director of Development for an arts & culture organization. Originally from Connecticut, she created JetsettingJen as a place to share her travel stories and photos with friends and family. Now, it is a place for adventurers, explorers and dreamers. Its purpose is to inspire and encourage people to see the world and achieve a better work-life balance.