slides: Leaf Peeping Around New England
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Experience the splashes of color against the bright blue sky while enjoying the brisk, fall air.
During this time of year, New England welcomes many out-of-staters to view our glorious fall foliage.
As we enter peak leaf peeping season, our landscape is painted in various shades of autumnal splendor.
On the way home, stop at your favorite orchard for a bag of apples and a fresh glass of apple cider.
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Lincoln Woods State Park
This 627-acre park just outside of Providence includes all of picturesque Olney Pond and plenty of leaf-covered paths to wander.
H.P. Lovecraft cited Lincoln Park as one of his favorite haunts.
Part of the 2011 film Moonrise Kingdom was shot in the park.
See if you can spot where!
The terrain of Conanicut Island in Jamestown includes farmland, marshes, and wildlife preserves.
For the best leaf peeping sights, travel down North Road and circle around East Main Road for views of Potter Cove. Take in the small-town feel of Narragansett Avenue and journey out to Mackerel Cove, Fort Getty and the southernmost tip of the island--Beavertail State Park and the lighthouse.
Arcadia Management Area, Exeter
Hikers, walkers, and bikers are invited to visit Arcadia.
Rhode Island’s largest protected area features forest, swamps, shrub wetlands, marshes, and open bodies of water.
A nearly 7-mile trail weaves through some of the most striking milieus in Southern New England.
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
This area encompasses 3,000 acres.
Take a ride up the automobile road, which is open spring to fall.
The road ascends the 2,006-foot summit.
Below the summit is an old growth forest with trees of 50 to 370 years old.
This is largest known old growth forest east of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts.
From the top of Mount Wachusett, you can see Mount Monadnock to the north, Mount Greylock to the west, southern Vermont to the northwest and Boston to the east.
The reservation's 17 miles include hiking and walking trails.