All summer we kept hearing from experts that the fall foliage in New England would not only be delayed, but also less vibrant. I say, it’s all relative. We are coming off a very green summer because of all the rain. Any little bit of color out there now just seems to make everything pop amidst the green. You can still catch some beautiful fall foliage in Massachusetts. Sure, the rain has delayed the changing of the leaves, but it’s there. So, soak in the color at these 8 great spots in Massachusetts for fall foliage.
With help from Time Out Boston, Boston.com and my own personal experience, I’ve complied a list of some of the best spots to submerge yourself in the shades of the season. One of the best things about Massachusetts is you can cover a lot of ground in a little amount of time because of our size. So, if you hit a spot that’s past peak, find another.
Western Massachusetts and the Berkshires are always glorious in Autumn. If you find that to be slightly past peak, you may want to focus elsewhere. Try heading to the central and southern areas of the state. Walking out the door you can feel the crispness of a new day, so time to hit the road and go exploring. How lucky are we that we don’t have to travel far to soak in the color at these 8 great spots in Massachusetts for fall foliage?
From cranberry bogs to downtown, hiking trails to cemeteries. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover. So put on your hiking boots and get out this weekend, whatever the weather may bring. And if it’s following trend of the past few months, it’s likely to be somewhat wet. All these spots are an easy drive from anywhere. But this could be the last weekend to see Massachusetts in full fall glory.