This is What Fall Looks like In New England

Psst… If you’re looking to add some color to you fall, use Hipcamp’s fall foliage prediction map to find a campsite near you. According to Hipcamper Addie Drinkwater, Vermont is going off right now!


The leaves are turning fast here up North, and a vibrant autumn is among us. Red maple leaves, yellow goldenrod, asters gleaming purple—colors are stretching fiery blankets over our rolling hills. So why is the foliage so incredible here? We can thank nature’s northeastern diversity of sixty different varieties of color-producing trees showing off their leaves!

Local apple cider is stocked on the grocery shelves, perfect for warming up the soul on these crisp and breezy fall days. So as I dig out my sweaters and boots and sip on mulled apples (mourning the end of summer dog-days), I am only reminded by these fall-glories everywhere I look that the place I grew up is nothing less than magic. Here are some pointers from a native New-Englander on how to enjoy the foliage right:

Want to experience the foliage without crowds? Go rock climbing and enjoy the peaceful solo-view from the top!

Last week at “Shag Crag” in Bryant Pond, ME. Photo by Fraser Query.

Don’t know how to climb and you don’t have time to learn during the foliage peak? Save that goal for next years bloom and go for a hike!

Camels Hump, Vermont. Hold a solid power stance or yogi-pose and get the shot overlooking this…

Remember: No two leaves are alike.

Since nature is so NEAT, each landscape in New England is going to have its own style, shape, and shade everywhere you end up. Don’t just settle for one spot to leaf peep; make a long weekend out of it. If you have a warm sleeping bag, a tent or find a unique  Hipcamp cabin—it’s still not too late this season to camp. Find a foliage-filled overlook, pitch a tent and feel the fresh air!

Front row seats to the foliage in Bolton Notch, Vermont. Photo by Fraser Query.

Camels Hump in Stowe, Vermont. Photo by Dana Scheffler.

Addie Drinkwater is a student, climber, and freelance writer based out of Burlington, Vermont. You can follow her adventures on Instagram.

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