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Autumn is around the corner! Northeast Fall Foliage Road Trip - Trip Guide

Updated: Sep 17, 2023

Fall foliage is the backdrop to our transition into a new season. Many people eagerly plan trips to witness this breathtaking transformation firsthand, seeking out the best locations to see the leaves change. Whether it's a scenic drive through New England's quaint villages, a hike in the Smoky Mountains, or a leisurely stroll in a Japanese maple garden, the beauty of fall foliage never fails to inspire awe and a deep appreciation for the wonders of the changing seasons.

As the crisp air ushers in the enchanting hues of autumn, it's time to embark on a journey through nature's kaleidoscope. Join me as we explore three handpicked destinations, where fall foliage transforms the landscape into a breathtaking masterpiece.

1. Barnard, Vermont:

Nestled in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, Barnard is a quintessential New England town that offers a perfect weekend getaway to witness the fall foliage. Its picturesque countryside is adorned with rolling hills, pristine lakes, and dense forests, all of which come alive with vibrant autumn colors. Barnard is an excellent destination for leaf peepers, offering scenic drives along Route 12, charming bed-and-breakfasts, and hiking trails in the nearby Silver Lake State Park. It’s a serene and idyllic retreat for those seeking a peaceful escape into the beauty of fall.

Check out Twin Farms

2. Basye, Virginia:

Basye, located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, is a hidden gem for leaf enthusiasts. The surrounding George Washington National Forest boasts an array of hardwood trees that explode in brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow during the fall months. Basye is an ideal spot for a quick weekend getaway, offering golf courses, hiking in the Bryce Resort area, and picturesque drives along Shenandoah Valley’s Skyline Drive. The combination of stunning foliage and outdoor activities makes Basye a charming destination for a fall retreat.

3. Kennebunkport, Maine:

Kennebunkport, a coastal town in southern Maine, offers a unique blend of coastal beauty and autumn splendor. This charming seaside village is renowned for its historic homes, quaint shops, and picturesque harbor. In the fall, the surrounding forests and riverbanks burst into a kaleidoscope of colors. Visitors can enjoy scenic boat rides along the Kennebunk River, explore the iconic Walker’s Point, and take leisurely walks through the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Kennebunkport’s coastal charm combined with the allure of autumn foliage makes it a captivating choice for a weekend

Enjoy these perks when you book these escapes with me:

Daily Breakfast for two

Food and Beverage or Spa credit

Extended check-in/out, subject to availability

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