Why? See fall colours without the other people. The idea of visiting New England in autumn wending between comely white clapboard houses verges lined with pumpkins and forested hillsides completely aflame is a romantic notion. Now add in hiked prices and all the other cars and coaches trying to get to the same scenic lookArguably out and it isn t quite so dreamy.
the best way to appreciate the glorious death of New England s trees is to stride among it camping out each night. So why not combine a smidgen of the Appalachian Trail the East Coast s seriously long long distance hike bucket list worthy in itself to see the leaves without the crowds.
The 70km stretch between New Hampshire s White Mountains and the Vermont border is particularly renowned for its fabulous fall foliage think maples smoldering crimson dogwoods turning purple and birch trees burning gold.