We got back earlier this week from a long weekend in New England to see the Fall colors in this famed part of the country. And while we spent most of our time in Vermont, we also made stops in New Hampshire and Massachusetts that were beautiful as well. So as we get all our photos edited and sorted from our trip, I can’t wait to start sharing how to take your own Fall road trip through New England as well! Starting today though, some of my very favorite moments from our Autumn road trip through the North East United States!
First Glimpses of Fall Color
As we left Boston early Saturday morning and headed North, within about 45 minutes of leaving the city we started seeing the famed New England Fall colors. Nick and I both kept remarking how different the colors are in this part of the country than we get in the Pacific North West. The New England Autumn is more muted but deeper in color, more jewel toned than the bright reds and yellows we get here in Oregon. We drove in awe of our surroundings the whole trip!
Sleepy Hollow Farm
Just outside of Woodstock, Vermont is a place called the Sleepy Hollow Farm on Cloudland Road. It’s totally off the beaten path and completely breathtaking in the landscape surrounding the farm. We headed off on the one lane road up the hill to get here and stopped every few minutes as the drive up there is so beautiful in itself. And once you’re at the top of the hill, overlooking this beautiful farm, it’s hard not to just stay there for hours admiring the beauty!
Of all the little towns we drove through, Woodstock, Vermont was by far my favorite! The houses, the town, the foliage – it’s literally the most beautiful little town I’ve ever seen and I’d love to go back and stay in the town next time!
Our stay at The Taconic Hotel
One of the reasons we made Vermont a priority trip this year was due to the fact that Kimpton just opened a beautiful new hotel in Manchester, Vermont and I really wanted to check it out. In the end, it ended up being an amazing hotel in person!
Can’t wait to read more about this trip! Josh and I have been throwing around ideas for trips during his post-deployment leave next year, and a New England road trip was one of the ideas since he’ll probably return in the fall. I’m looking forward to seeing where you went and what places you liked best 🙂
I’m doing our exact route on Monday – so keep an eye out! We didn’t go too far North but we are already saying we think we might go back next year and do more of the Northern Vermont area and upstate New York!
Krystal // The Krystal Diaries says
It’s so beautiful there this time of year! It’s not too far away from me so maybe next year I’ll be able to make a weekend trip there!
It is so beautiful!
Jordan Beck Wagner says
I’ve been loving all of your New England pictures!!! The Prince and I are hoping to take a similar road trip either September 2017 or 2018!
Ahhh just wait for next week – it’s going to be Fall colors ALL WEEK!!!! That part of the country is so gorgeous – you guys should totally check in out!
Kristin | Eat. Fly. Love. says
I love all your beautiful fall color pictures!! We have been waiting forever for the leaves to change in VA and they are only just now starting to turn. This weekend should be fantastic!
Wow, I can’t believe they aren’t changing until now!!! Ours are almost gone in Portland 🙁
Kristin | Eat. Fly. Love. says
My biggest fear is that they’re all going to change and be gorgeous this weekend while we’re away in Florida for the Disney food and wine half marathon. 🙁
Camila @ AdventitiousViolet says
Beautiful photos! It’s so interesting that you say it was a bit muted than in Oregon. Here in Canada, which is just a few hours more north on the east coast, we get it all, the yellows, oranges and reds, though it’s been gone for at least a week or two now!
Wow, interesting! I’d love to do a Fall trip sometime up into Canada as well. So interesting how each part of the areas gets such unique colors!
Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki says
Such gorgeous photos. Last fall we took the train from DC to NYC and all the fall colors along the way where amazing.
It was so gorgeous! And yes, I bet that train ride would be beautiful! I’d love to see more of New York in the Autumn, especially upstate NY!