20 stunning photos of New England fall foliage

author photo
Lottie Gross
12/22/2018

Autumn (or Fall) in New England is a breathtaking and beautiful season: the billions of leaves change from green to a rainbow of browns, reds, oranges and yellows across the fields and forests of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. At this time of year the air is cool and crisp, making it perfect for walking or cycling; the wildlife is abundant, with thousands of birds and wild moose to spot; and you can find top lobster in Maine to accompany the wine trail in Connecticut.

Here are 20 stunning pictures of New England fall foliage that showcase the region in all its colourful autumnal glory.

Smuggler's Notch Waterfall, Vermont

© Mary Terriberry/Shutterstock

Stowe, New England, Vermont

© Songquan Deng/Shutterstock

Downtown Boston, Massachusetts

© Lorna Wu 2/Shuttertock

Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Picture courtesy of Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing and Discover New England

Whiting Church, Vermont

Picture courtesy of Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing and Discover New England

Deerfield River Valley, Massachusetts

© Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock

Rocky Gorge, White Mountains, New Hampshire

Photo courtesy of New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development and Discover New England, by Ellen Edersheim

Sandy Stream Pond, Baxter State Park, Maine

© Brittany Courville/Shutterstock

Newport, Vermont

Photo courtesy of Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing and Discover New England, by Dennis Curran

The Presidential Range, New Hampshire

Photo courtesy of New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development and Discover New England

Montpelier, Vermont

© Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

New Hampshire

Photo courtesy of New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism and Discover New England

Mount Katadin, Maine

© Paul Tessier/Shutterstock

Rockport, Maine

Photo courtesy of Maine Office of Tourism and Discover New England

Acadia National Park, Maine

Image courtesy of Discover New England

Cranberry harvest, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Image courtesy of Discover Plymouth and Discover New England

View from French King Bridge, Massachusetts

© AmitabhClickz/Shuttertock

Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

Photo courtesy of New Hampshire State Parks and Discover New England

Camden Harbour, Maine

Photo courtesy of Discover New England

Litchfield Hills, Connecticut

Photo courtesy of Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and Discover New England

Discover the best places to stay, eat and drink in New England with the Rough Guide to the USA. Book hostels in New England here, and don't forget to purchase travel insurance before you go.

Top image © Brittany Courville/Shutterstock

Travel advice for USA

Planning on your own? Prepare for your trip

Use Rough Guides' trusted partners for great rates

Find even more inspiration for USA here

Ready to travel and discover USA?
Get support from our local experts for
stress-free planning & worry-free travels