New England’s notoriety for bleak winters follows an incredible (and photogenic) fall, when trees become an artist’s palette and the mornings become crisp and cool. Don’t take our word for it: These photos show why New England is best seen in autumn.
Winter’s ski slopes make stunning fall photos.
The town of Stowe in Vermont is a pretty village nestled near the mountains.
Portland Head Lighthouse is one of the most iconic shots in New England.
New Hampshire features some of New England’s most spectacular colors.
Grafton Notch, between Maine and New Hampshire, is not only fun to hike: it’s a photographer’s dream.
New England can have an otherworldly quality to it come fall.
Fall trees reflect beautifully off the water near the outlet of the Kennebec River in Maine…
…and here, near Gulf Hagas in Maine.
Vermont’s valleys and small towns are gorgeous come fall.
Fall can feel magical, especially off-the-beaten-track, in areas like Waterbury, Vermont.
New England’s rural retreats, like Eden, Vermont, explode with color during fall.
Get lost in the fall wilderness in Marlboro, Vermont.
Farmhouses like this one in Pownal, Vermont, are perfectly backdropped by a mosaic of trees.
Morning light on this tiny island in the Androscoggin River in Sagadahoc, Maine, shows off fall’s red colors.
In fact, Vermont’s farms and foliage are showstoppers, such as this red barn in Stowe.
Leaf peeping in places like beautiful Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, is easy…
…made easier when Mt. Washington backdrops your photos.
Trees near bodies of water, like this stream in Gilsum, New Hampshire, turn sooner than others.
Traveling through New England can transport you back in time…
…and leave you stunned by the destination.
Almost any setting is made beautiful by changing leaves.
Urban life isn’t so bad either…
…especially if you take time to visit the parks, including New England’s oldest, at the Boston Common.
But the best way to see the stunning fall colors? A good old fashioned roadtrip!