Best Fall Foliage Tour Stops in New England

Franconia Notch State Park in fall. Image by muffinman71xx via
Franconia Notch State Park in fall. Image by muffinman71xx via

Magnificent fall foliage is in full glory in many parts of New England, so there’s no time like the present to go  leaf-peeping. Gogobot, a social travel planning site that allows travelers to plan trips with their friends by tapping into Facebook and Twitter, lists their favorite attractions for a New England fall foliage tour, including “off the beaten track stops” all over the colorful region.

In Connecticut, Gogobot recommends Clyde’s Cider Mill in Mystic, the only steam-powered cider mill in the U.S. Enjoy hard ciders, apple wines, local honey and more in the crisp fall weather.

And if you start feeling hungry after a long day of taking in the season’s beauty, Gogobot suggests Noah’s Restaurant in Stonington, CT, which serves artisanal but cozy, laid back meals. Located in the historic downtown area of this seaside town, Noah is also a feast for the eyes.

Massachusetts visitors can experience Russel Orchard in Ipswich, MA, that features animals for petting, homemade ice cream and donuts, and, of course, apple picking.

And for art lovers, the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, boasts more than 60 outdoor sculptures on 35 acres.

In Vermont, visitors to Billings Farm and museum in Woodstock can say hi to Jersey cows, sheep, horses, oxen and chickens on this working dairy farm.

Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire is spectacular this time of year. Venture into the great outdoors to breathe in the fresh fall air and hike surrounded by bright reds, yellows and oranges.

For a full list of recommended stops, visit Gogobot.

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