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Finding fall foliage routes for New England on jeff-foliage.com

Paper lanterns are orange colored so they fit into the atumn color scheme and Halloween. Right along with the red maple leaf

Maple leaf on a fresh batch of paper lanterns

I sometimes get an email like Robert’s asking for foliage route information that I thought was labeled well. Obviously I didn’t do a great job and pointed out to him the two sections on my site that cover foliage routes in New England.

After this season is over I’ll rename them… Something like “foliage routes”, so you can find the information you need. Below you can read my response to Robert.

Name: Robert H    Comment: Hi,

 My wife and I will be visiting New England for a week (Oct. 15-22).  Do you know where I might find recommend driving routes (i.e. maps) showing me routes that could maximize our viewing of the fall colors during this time period?

 Thanks for any help you might be.  We will be flying into Boston.

Foliage map

Foliage map courtesy of Yankee’s foliage website

Hello Robert, well I have links to several websites on my website. One thing to note is that with your dates you will be looking at the southern portions of VT, NH and ME. Your biggest area will be Massachusetts and south into CT and RI. I would concentrate on MA, RI and CT.

On my site (http://jeff-foliage.com) I have two sections on the left hand side of the page (every page). Foliage links and Foliage safaris. Both of these areas will provide links to sites that I use when I want to find a suggested route.

One thing is to find lodging. I have a link and page on my site that links to a hotel/motel finder. “Cheap Lodging” and I’ve used it on a couple of occasions to locate last-minute accommodations. I found two Motels to stay at the were clean, and had hot showers and wifi! For $79. So either find a B&B/Inn/motel and make reservations before you leave or use your smart phone to make reservations from the road as you get an idea of where you want to stop for the night.

people out enjoying the New England fall foliage in Massachusetts.

out riding around the Quabbin, enjoying the New England fall color

I have several documents that I feel are very instructional. First is: http://jeff-foliage.com/foliage-safaris/art-of-getting-lost/ and the second is: http://jeff-foliage.com/foliage-safaris/fall-foliage-home-page/

These should help you with planning and techniques that I feel will make your trip successful.

***As a side note I suggest during this time period the Quabbin reservoir area. Tons of views and great small towns/villages. Places like New Salem (the western side of the Quabbin). I’m also including a link to my fall foliage locations website and in particular http://new-england-foliage.com/2012/06/journey-from-olde-salem-to-new-salem/ a New Salem article.  If you click the home tab or just click locations by state you can pick a state and then click one of the article about a place in that state.

I hope this helps somewhat.

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Jeff Foliage

My name is Jeff Folger,
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
I have several pages that I write blogs for such as: http://www.4cornersnewengland.com/
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff Foliage.com.
I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.

I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.
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