9 Places to Visit in New England in Fall

By Boston Chauffeur

New England Today has published an article on the 10 Places to Visit in New England in Fall.

  1. The Great Vermont Corn Maze1404 Wheelock Road, North Danville, VT – Located within Vermont’s fabled Northeast Kingdom, the St. Johnsbury region is home to a multitude of outdoor fall activities. One of the best corn mazes in New England is the Great Vermont Corn Maze in North Danville, where visitors can spend hours exploring the mammoth agricultural construction (and for the more impatient among us, there are “cheater poles” along the way to permit a quicker exit). Also on the premises are a barnyard nature center and a smaller maze geared for younger children. Everyone who finds this place is enthusiastic about it, but beware: GPS is not always reliable in Vermont.
  2. Vermont Icelandic Horse Fair – 3061 North Fayston Road, Waitsfield, VT – Tired of enjoying those gorgeous mountain views on foot? Do it on horseback instead! At the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, you can take a guided ride through the beautiful Vermont countryside on an Icelandic horse. Brought to Iceland by the Vikings, these strong, pony-sized mounts are used for one- and two-hour, half- and full-day trail rides.
  3. Mount Washington Cog Railway 3168 Base Station Road, Marshfield Station, NH – In 1869, the Mount Washington Cog Railway was such a novel idea that its creator was told he might as well “build a railway to the moon.” We’re glad Sylvester Marsh continued on with his dream. Today, the world’s most iconic cog railroad is still operating with steam engines angled for the steep (average 25% grade), 3.25-mile climb from Crawford Notch to the summit. Visit in the fall to enjoy the colorful fall foliage that lines the railway.
  4. Sunday River Resort –  15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME – Located only minutes from the quaint mountain town of Bethel, Sunday River operates as a ski resort during the winter months, but opens its facilities for a variety of outdoor activities the rest of the year. Ride up to North Peak on an open chair or gondola lift, or take a zip line tour of nearby treetops. Lift rides are available Friday to Sunday through Columbus Day Weekend in October. Please see the Summer Hours of Operation for details. The resort also offers 20 miles of lift-accessed mountain bike trails and the opportunity to play at the 18-hole Sunday River Golf Club.
  5. Hildene – 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT – Many presidents have visited Manchester over the years, but it was Lincoln’s family who made the village a second home. A visit here must include a stop at the 412-acre estate created by Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s only son to live to adulthood. Plan to spend several hours between the Welcome Center, the 24-room mansion and gardens, Hildene Farm, and the 12-plus miles of walking trails. Bring a picnic, and you’ll get the full effect for why we’ve named Hildene one of our favorite places to visit in New England in fall.
  6. Mount Greylock – 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA – At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and has views that encompass five states. The mountain is located on a state reservation that borders several nearby towns, including Williamstown, and is accessible from Rt. 2 in North Adams and Rt. 7 in Lanesborough. At the base of the mountain, you’ll find the Mount Greylock Visitor Center, where you can pick up a trail map before starting your upward trek. For the less hiking-inclined, Mt. Greylock also sports an auto road with a parking lot at the summit.
  7. The Bridge of Flowers – Shelburne Falls, MA – Originally built to carry trolleys, this New England icon now serves as a unique common for the village of Shelburne Falls. The hundreds of flowers and shrubs that line the bridge’s path are beautiful, and the views of the river and nearby mountains are especially stunning in the fall. Shops on both sides of the river showcase quality works by area craftspeople, and on weekends (through Oct.) a restored 1896 trolley makes short runs from the nearby Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum.
  8. Kent Falls State Park – 462 Kent Cornwall Road, Kent, CT –  bench-spotted trail winds up the slope beside Kent Falls, where visitors can take in a series of cascades and pools. Park facilities include picnic tables and grills, which can be found dotted among open fields. In the past, Kent was named one of the best towns for fall foliage by Yankee Magazine, so you can be sure you’ll experience a real New England fall here.
  9. Coggeshall Farm Museum – 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI – Staff in period dress work inside and out and mind the heritage breed sheep, cows, and multi-colored “Dung” chickens.

If you are in the search for the best places to visit in New England into your liking, check out these 9 best places to visit in New England this Fall.

Call us at 978-921-4334 for a ride to one of these scenic places in New England. We’ll get your there safely and in comfort while you enjoy the sights worry-free.

Source: New England Today Author: Yankee Magazine

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