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Fall Foliage Favorites

One of the best things about living in Massachusetts is the annual autumn kaleidoscope of color.  There are a few factors that can influence the timing and vibrancy of fall foliage, but mid-October tends to be your best bet for peak leaf-peeping.  If you’re planning a foliage trip, here are a few of my favorite spots in the beautiful Bay State:

The Berkshires are a mountain range in western Massachusetts, dotted with villages and towns.  The area boasts a vibrant theatre scene and hiking options for all levels of interest and ability.

 

 

Olde Sturbridge Village is a living history museum in central Massachusetts, set in the 1830s.  Actors show what rural life was like between the American founding and the Industrial Revolution.

 

 

Walden Pond, best remembered as Henry David Thoreau‘s two-year home base in Concord, is now a popular park for hiking, kayaking, swimming, or good old-fashioned catching up on your thinking.

 

Boston, known for its history and its Harbor, is a great city for walking, from museum to museum, and park to park.

 

 

For the latest prediction of where color will peak when, check out Yankee magazine’s Peak Fall Foliage Map.

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