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New England Road Trip Ideas For Fall
Fall is the perfect time to explore the New England landscape. From idyllic lakes and ocean views to quaint winding country roads, New England road trips provide a relaxing escape in nature with stunning fall foliage views.
1. Coastal Route 1, Maine
Head up the coast on Route 1 for a scenic adventure through Ogunquit, Kennebunk, Portland, Rockport, and other quaint New England towns before reaching the Canadian border. The fall foliage will be on full display and the coastal views will invite you to take a break from the car to take in the stunning, natural landscapes.
2. Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts
Western Massachusetts’s Berkshire Mountains are known for their outdoor activities, abundant wildlife, and scenic beauty. The 63-mile Mohawk Trail winds through Williamstown and Route 2, passing by Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Natural Bridge State Park, MASS MoCA, and eventually Hoosac Range where fall foliage will be on full display.
3. Scenic Route 100, Vermont
The Scenic Route 100 Byway is a 200-mile long stretch along the eastern edge of the Green Mountains. Get a taste of rural, idyllic New England as you travel nearly the length of the state, stopping in at historic shops and landmarks, while taking in the beauty of New England in fall.
4. Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire
If you are short on time, Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire provides 56 miles of country road that can be explored in one afternoon. The New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest has made its way onto many “best of” lists, attracting millions of visitors each year. Enjoy the hiking trails, ponds, mountains, and turning leaves for a relaxing one-day getaway.
5. Old King’s Highway, Cape Cod
Visiting the Cape during fall ensures a quieter experience than the active summer months. Old King’s Highway is a great way to see the Cape Cod landscape before ending in Provincetown where there is always something fun to do. Head to the beach, shop on Commercial Street, or dine along MacMilan Wharf for an unforgettable afternoon.