While New England shines uniquely in all four seasons, there’s something magical about the bright colorful leaves, crisp air, and pristine orchards that take over every autumn. Leaf peepers will flock to New England destinations like New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Highway, Maine’s Acadia National Park, and Vermont’s Green Mountains, but there are plenty of stunning fall foliage opportunities right here in Massachusetts. From coastal beauty to mountain majesty, Massachusetts provides it all.
Walk, drive, or cruise these eight fall foliage experiences in Massachusetts that cannot be missed!
This 90-minute cruise is perfect for taking in the shoreline foliage in both Boston and Cambridge. The experience is made complete with complimentary apple cider onboard!
Don’t miss the changing leaves on the Harbor Islands! This 90-minute harbor cruise gets you up close to the islands and includes historic stories and a gourmet picnic lunch.
Experience the North Shore’s coastline and magnificent foliage all at the same time. The Byway consists of 90 miles and 14 coastal towns, including Lynn, Salem, Gloucester, Ipswich, and Salisbury.
Follow the road of the Revolutionary War battles through the towns of Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord. The heavily wooded area provides spectacular colors every year without fail.
Drive through the Berkshires and enjoy stunning mountain foliage views. There are plenty of places to pull over, walk around, and take iconic photos.
Hop on the first scenic roadway in New England. This 63-mile road is packed with state parks and forests full of color.
Mount Greylock is the highest point in the state at nearly 3,500 feet. The views are endless! Enjoy plenty of scenic overlook stops on your drive to the top.
With plenty of train ride options to choose from, this excursion will provide more than just foliage. Enjoy cranberry bogs, marshes, and all the beauty of Cape Cod on this popular railroad experience.