Posted on September 11, 2023
Autumn announces its arrival in New England as it transforms the region into a canvas of vibrant red, orange, and gold hues. Famous for its spectacular fall foliage, this northeastern corner of the United States offers a visual symphony of color, set against picturesque landscapes of rolling hills, serene lakes, and charming small towns.
Whether you're a dedicated "leaf peeper" or just a casual admirer of autumn's splendors, you'll find below the best fall foliage spots for timeshares in New England to take in this yearly breathtaking natural spectacle.
We begin with the Vermont Route 100 Byway, which stretches for over 200 miles from the Massachusetts border all the way north to Canada. Known as Vermont’s “Main Street,” this byway offers an uninterrupted panorama of autumnal brilliance.
Towns like Stowe and Killington provide ample opportunities for timeshare stays, whether it's to explore local shops or hike in the surrounding mountains for a bird’s-eye view of the colorful canopy. Make sure to sample some of Vermont's famous maple syrup or visit an apple orchard along the way!
Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont is a 400,000-acre paradise of unspoiled beauty. This National Forest is filled with hiking trails, such as the Long Trail and the Robert Frost National Recreation Trail, that provide spectacular views of the colorful canopy below. Visit the historic villages of Bennington and Brattleboro, both of which offer wonderful views of the surrounding foliage, along with numerous antique shops and art galleries.
Timeshares in Vermont: Trapp Family Lodges (Stowe), Smugglers Notch Resort (Smugglers Notch), Dover Watch at Mount Snow (West Dover), Cedarbrook Resort (Killington)
New Hampshire’s White Mountains are a beautiful destination throughout the year, but in fall, they’re especially breathtaking. The Kancamagus Highway, or "The Kanc," is a 34.5-mile drive that takes you through the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. Picture winding roads lined with maple, birch, and beech trees in all their autumnal glory. Several scenic overlooks and hiking trails offer ample opportunities to step out of your car and immerse yourself in the vivid landscape.
This is where visitors who want to experience New England’s fall foliage from a different perspective can do so—by water. Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire offers several boat tours that provide a unique view of the colorful shoreline against the backdrop of mountains like the Belknaps and the Ossipees. Towns like Meredith and Wolfeboro offer quaint lakeside dining experiences and shopping, rounding off a day of leaf-peeping with some relaxed leisure.
Easily accessible from Lincoln, Franconia Notch State Park is a concentrated area of natural beauty, offering everything from waterfalls and hiking trails to the historic Franconia Notch. The Flume Gorge, a natural gorge extending 800 feet, offers a walking path where you can be enveloped by the colors of fall.
Timeshares for Fall Foliage in New Hampshire: Steele Hill Resort (Sanbornton), Eastern Slope Inn (North Conway), InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook (Lincoln), Shell Vacations Club at Crotched Mountain Resort (Francestown), Summit Resort (Laconia)