Love fall and convenience? We've got the tours for you.
It’s fall in New England, which means it’s time for pumpkins, Pats games, and - of course - fall foliage. Few regions in America are as beautiful as ours in autumn, but you don’t have to drive all the way to Acadia to enjoy it! Below are a couple of leaf-peeping options right in our backyard.
Urban: Boston Public Garden
The meticulously-manicured Boston Public Garden is a destination for all seasons but truly shines when the leaves turn. Being sandwiched between Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the Common, and Midtown makes this one of Boston’s most convenient places to enjoy the colors of fall.
Take a walk through the willows around the central pond or enjoy meandering the perimeter and admiring the myriad statues celebrating famous Bostonians and children’s literature alike. If you have kids, don’t forget to take them to the Make Way for Ducklings sculpture! At the end of your visit feel free to continue your stroll down the tree-lined Commonwealth Avenue mall.
Concord may have become famous for the “shots heard round the world” that started the American Revolution, but today it is one of the most peaceful and bucolic towns in Massachusetts. Drive to the Old North Bridge to take a stroll where history was made and soak in the sweeping views of tree-lined fields, the river, and colonial architecture.
Alternatively, rent a canoe at the South Bridge Boat House and take a leisurely paddle along the river. There is nothing quite like the bright red and gold leaves dotting the black waters of the Concord River.
When you’re leafed-out grab a bite to eat at local dining gems such as the Colonial Inn in the historic downtown.