Time to Plan your Fall Foliage Trip


Despite the drought conditions in the Midwest, the New England rain this summer was adequate and the projections for the fall foliage is that it will be a spectacular show. Yankee Magazine keeps an updated Foliage Map on the Internet so you can time your visit to any given area. In addition, individual state organizations keep other maps.

Once you take a look at the maps and figure out when you would like to go, get planning NOW.  You are at most 4-6 weeks away from peak foliage enjoyment, and lodging reservations are going to be difficult the longer you wait.

Combine your trip with one of New England many festivals for a wonderful time.

September 28-30  Manchester Fall Arts and Crafts Festival Manchester, Vermont

September 30-October 7 Fryeberg Fair  Fryeberg, Maine

October 1-6  North East Kingdom Fall Festival  Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet and Groton, Vermont

October 6   Manchester Apple Festival    Manchester, Maine

October 6-7  Living History Days  Orono, Maine

October 6-7 Warner Fall Foliage Festival     Warner, New Hampshire

October 6-7 Sunday River Fall Festival   Bethel, Maine

October 6-7 Boothbay Harbor Fall Festival Boothbay Harbor, Maine

October 6-8 Chowder Days  Mystic Seaport, Connecticut

October 6-7 International Oktoberfest Newport, Rhode Island

October 6-8 Connecticut Renaissance Faire  Hebron, Connecticut

October 13  Wolfe’s Neck Farm Fall Festival  Freeport, Maine

October 13-14  Wellfleet Oysterfest  Wellfleet, Massachusetts

October 20   Keene Pumpkin Festival  Keene, New Hampshire

Many many more!!!

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2 Responses to Time to Plan your Fall Foliage Trip

  1. Pit says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and the advice. New Englnad certainly is on our wish list, but we won’t be going this year. What we’re planning to do is a road trip, taking our bicycles with us, up to Missouri [Rhineland, verty likely], with some stops in between, to ride some rail trails: parts of the Katy trail up there in Missouri, and other trails in/around Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Kansas, St. Louis, Memphis and Little Rock. We’re in the planning stages as yet, so let’s hope it’ll come to pass.
    Best regards from southern Texas,
    Pit

  2. Gunta says:

    Think I might be heading south instead of east this year…. yet to be determined.

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