It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful time of year in New England than the fall, when rich swaths of red, orange, and yellow make the landscape glow. It’s a season when apple orchards, farm stands, corn mazes, agricultural fairs, hot cider doughnuts, and quiet coastal towns all beckon with their sights, sounds, and aromas. For maximum fun, a foliage-inspired road trip is a great way to make the most of autumn New England. So grab your camera, make a playlist, and get ready. Here are the 10 best New England road trip routes for fall — some big and busy, and some just the right amount of quiet.
Photo: A road trip along the Mohawk Trail yields vistas such as this one, of the Connecticut River, as seen from Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield. Photo by Patrick Zephyr