One of the best ways to take in the fall foliage in New England is to simply jump into your car. In most of New England, especially away from urban centers, you will be richly rewarded with spectacular fall color. Some of the best viewing can be down a simple country path. Almost anywhere you drive will provide you with rich displays of Mother Nature’s fall spectacular.
That being said, there are many drives in New England that are widely believed to be among the best foliage drives in the world such as Route 100 in Vermont and the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. There are 9 America’s Byways designated by the the U.S. Department of Transportation in New England, any one of which would make for a wonderful fall foliage drive. In addition, most of the individual New England states have their own scenic byways programs designating hundreds of miles of roads as scenic byways. These are another great source of fall foliage drives.
Fall foliage Drives in the Six New England States
To help you find a great fall foliage drive, following are links to fall foliage drives in each of the New England States:
- Connecticut Fall Foliage Drives
- Maine Fall Foliage Drives
- Massachusetts Fall Foliage Drives
- New Hampshire Fall Foliage Drives
- Rhode Island Fall Foliage Drives
- Vermont Fall Foliage Drives
Other Ideas for Fall Foliage Drives
Some great ways of getting out into the color and enjoying the fall include:
- Drive to an orchard, pick some apples, and drink some fresh apple cider – what better way to spend a fall day?
- Drive to a farm, take a hay ride, and pick some pumpkins – fun for the whole family.
- Drive to a winery, take the tour, sample some wine – a great adult foliage excursion.