Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons of all, and nothing says fall like colorful leaves or foliage. These leaves turn into gorgeous colors of red, orange, and yellow, and nowhere in the United States does fall foliage stand out quite like New England. Every fall season, thousands of people flock to the New England states to visit and enjoy the wonderful restaurants, views, and colors. If you are planning a fall foliage trip up north, there are several things to consider before you hit the road. First, look into each state and find out when the leaves begin to change so you can plan accordingly. Know which states are considered to be New England states. Vermont, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are the most popular states to visit.
While most of these states have peak color around the same time, some can be different by a span of a month or more. For example, the peak fall colors for most areas of New York and New Hampshire are towards the end of November, but they peak in large areas of Connecticut in October. Think about where in each state you want to visit, and then create a map with a timeline so that you don’t miss anything along the way. Consider investing in some single trip travel insurance, in case an emergency arises while on the trip.
Since the fall brings chilly weather, and this weather can be much cooler in the New England states, it’s important to pack and dress appropriately. Overall, the fall month temperatures in the northern states vary from the mid 50s-60s during the day, to around the 40s or even colder at night. It’s recommended that you bring a sweater and a jacket or even a coat if you plan on being outside for any lengthy period of time. If you do not want to drive to New England yourself to take a look at the gorgeous fall foliage, there are many organizations that offer bus tours and guided trips. If you choose to participate in a trip like this instead of driving on your own, it’s still a good option to buy travel insurance in case anything gets lost or stolen such as luggage or identification.
Bring along a camera so you can capture some of the stunning colors and beautiful landscapes. There are also many fun things to do while on your trip to New England such as visiting landmarks or museums, and enjoying fine wine and dining.