Massachusetts September 17, 2018
Fall Is Coming And These Are The 10 Best Places To See The Changing Leaves In Massachusetts
There’s nothing like fall in New England, and the autumn season in Massachusetts is especially glorious. When you want to see the best of the changing leaves in the Bay State, head to one of these spectacular spots.
1. Appleton Farms, Ipswich
Appleton Farms is a public park in Ipswich that is the absolute perfect place for an autumn walk. Bring a warm scar and a steaming thermos of cider, and enjoy the striking colors of the leaves. (219 Country Rd., Ipswich)
2. Leominster State Forest, Leominster
This gorgeous public forest is located in the towns of Leominster, Fitchburg, Princeton, Sterling, and Westminster. It has a beautiful network of trails that are the ideal way to see the beauty of the leaves in this natural spot.
3. Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston
This historic cemetery comes to life (though thankfully not literally)with a rainbow of colorful foliage in the fall. Walking amongst the old tombstones is the perfect spooky way to enjoy the leaves and the spirit of the season.(95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain)
4. Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston
Though you may assume that there's nothing to see at a botanic garden in the fall, you'd definitely be wrong in the case of Tower Hill. This place has some of the prettiest fall foliage in the area and is perfect for strolling. (11 French Dr., Boylston)
5. Towle Land, Carlisle
Towle Land is a lovely wildlife sanctuary in Carlisle. The area includes beautiful open fields edged with leafy trees that look their best when autumn rolls around. Visit at the peak of foliage season and enjoy bird-watching, kite-flying, and strolling. (Westford St., Carlisle)
6. Boston Public Garden, Boston
You don't have to travel far from the city to admire lovely fall scenery. Boston Public Garden is a fantastic spot to walk with a hot cup of coffee and take in the splendor of the leaves. (4 Charles St., Boston)
7. Bash Bish Falls, Mount Washington
Massachusetts' tallest waterfall is an absolute wonder in the fall. Take the easy hike to the falls on Mount Washington and admire the bright gold and red foliage that rings the cascades.
8. Borderland State Park,
Borderland State Park is a history and nature preserve in the towns of Easton and Sharon. It’s a great way for urban dwellers in Boston to get a taste of the great outdoors without straying too far from home. The foliage in this state park is stunning and looks particularly beautiful against the backdrop of the park’s 1910 mansion. (259 Massapoag Ave., North Easton)
9. Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge
Old Sturbridge Village is a historical living history museum that erupts with vibrant fall color each year. Visit to learn how early Massachusetts locals lived and admire the fantastic fall scenery. (1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge)
The town of Sunderland is one of those postcard-perfect New England towns, complete with a white-steepled church and plenty of leafy trees. The foliage here is incredible in the fall, and well worth a day's drive if you live out east.
Where is your favorite place to go to see the best foliage in the fall? Do you have any secret leaf-peeping spots? Share and let us know in the comments. If you’re looking to take a fall road trip, check out these Massachusetts
country roads that are pure bliss in the fall.