Hello September! In many places, September conjures up thoughts of autumn colors, sweater weather, and warm beverages but no other place displays the fall season than more beautifully than New England. I have had the pleasure of taking a Fall Foliage tour to Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, and I wanted to share it with you! I actually used a travel service for this trip because I had never been to the area and I wanted to make sure that I got a good overall picture of New England. Due to the the magnitude of the trip, I’ll break it up into parts and today’s blog is New England Fall Foliage Tour – 1. Photos are below.
Planning the “perfect” Fall Foliage tour is not easy. Go too early, green still dominates the landscape, go too late and the colors might have come and gone. I would highly recommend reading the Farmer’s Almanac and getting on Fall Foliage tracker websites. Planning is essential, but just remember, Mother Nature is in charge! There’s enough history and attractions in New England that if the colors are lacking you can still have a good time!
Our tour began with 36 other travelers in Boston, Massachusetts. We enjoyed meeting the other travelers from the USA, UK, and Australia. Bonding quickly occurred and we found that we had many similar interests! Thankfully, we arrived a day early to visit other Boston attractions because our tour only gave us a quick drive through a section of the Freedom Trail then we drove out of Boston and into the countryside. (Remember, it was a fall foliage tour, not a historical tour!) Our first stop was Stockbridge, MA, home of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Set on a beautiful piece of property, this museum holds the largest collection of Norman Rockwell art. We had ample time to roam the grounds and take in the artwork.
Next, we drove through the Berkshires to Williamstown, MA, our first over night stop. As we came to find, there were some “relax or roam on your own” times built into our daily schedules. A short walk around town revealed the town’s charm and we happened upon the 1753 house constructed for the Williamstown Bicentennial. I included photos of the quaint town below.
Up next… Vermont! You won’t want to miss it.
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Until we meet again…