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The Best Places to See Fall Color

Posted On: 10/12/2018

New England is known for many things — clam chowder, passionate sports fans, and, most famously, a gorgeous autumn. Every fall the fall foliage arrives, and the trees begin to change to brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. If you’re traveling to New England in the coming months for business or pleasure, here are a few of the best places to take in the fall colors — all within a driving distance from Boston!

First on the list is one of the most quintessentially New England towns in Massachusetts. Set right by the water, Newburyport is a seaport city, packed full of gorgeous streets, quaint shops, and world-class restaurants. Before the winter months make it too cold, take a boat ride on the Merrimack River, drive to Plum Island for a walk along the beach, chow down on some of the best seafood you’ll ever have, all while being surrounded by beautiful fall foliage.

What better way to see fall foliage than to get in it? If you’re up for traveling a bit further afield, Bretton Woods in New Hampshire is known for its spectacular New England scenery. Nestled in the White Mountain National Forest, hop aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway, which will take you up the mountains and through the trees so you can get a close look. There are also canopy tours available in nearby Rosebrook Canyon.

For a peaceful fall setting, with lakes and forests, look no further than Rockwood, Maine. There is plenty of river and lake fishing in beautiful places such as Moosehead Lake. For a bird’s eye view of the foliage, Currier’s Flying Service offers seaplane tours high up in the clouds. Rockwood is a great place to take long walks around the lakes, or have picnics near a river.

No matter where you choose to take in the fall colors, GO Boston is ready to take you and your group anywhere around New England. Our fleet offers vehicles that can accommodate groups of all sizes, and our professional and experienced drivers will get you and your party to and from your destination safely and comfortably.

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