If it’s fall in New England, then one thing is inevitable — the northern half of the region is going to be on the receiving end of all the accolades for the eruption of color in the mountains that define the landscape.
Meanwhile, we who live in the lower trio of New England properties will be somewhat relegated to a leftover aspect of foliage season. “Yeah, there’s some color left on the Rhode Island coast, but you really should have seen it a few weeks ago in the Presidential Range.”
Granted, it’s difficult to compete with the likes of the White and Green Mountains when it comes to the calendar’s most breathtaking season, but Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island can still hold their own when it comes to creating autumnal attractions, areas still bursting with color while Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine already have started keeping an eye on the snow guns and when they might start blowing out the mice.
There’s plenty left to taste, see and hear as the fall season winds down toward the turkey and candy cane seasons. So, clear your weekends, hop in the car and set the course for these annual favorites throughout southern New England.