6 Places to Find Fabulous Fall Foliage

by | 9 Dec 2021

Our fascination and wonder with fall foliage is timeless. Colorful expanses of burnt orange, gold and crimson as far as the eye can see conjure up feelings of excitement, warmth and satisfaction. Woodland and parkland landscapes take on a new magical, mystical, even mischievous feel as the leaves turn, and a golden blanket descends.

The stunning landscapes of Eastern Canada and the Eastern United States boast some of the most spectacular fall foliage displays to be found, making it the perfect destination for budding photographers and nature enthusiasts.

Famous spots to view fall foliage include Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec. You can visit these destinations on our New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage and Best of Eastern Canada & USA premium guided tours, where, if timed right, you’ll witness this golden-colored phenomenon. Coupled with stylish hotels, delicious local dining and a range of exciting experiences along the way, you’re in for a spectacular fall foliage treat.

So read on, dig out your warm sweater, grab a mug of cocoa and start planning those crisp morning walks.

North Conway, New Hampshire

The northeastern region of the United States, New England, is the ideal place to witness October’s flaming fall colors. In North Conway in New Hampshire, there are many ways to view the spectacular scenery. Most famous is the panoramic Kancamagus Highway, a 55 km scenic byway. This stunning route is well known as one of the best areas in the country for viewing fall foliage in all its glory. Wind through the White Mountain National Forest, cloaked in color and glinting in the sun.

Stowe, Vermont

Widely regarded as one of the country’s best fall foliage spots, fiery trees and leafy tracks greet you in picturesque Vermont. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, ablaze with fall’s golden red colors on our New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage premium guided tour and participate in the ultimate Vermont treat – a trip to ice-cream heaven with a guided tour of the Ben & Jerry’s Factory. Stay in the enchanting town of Stowe and enjoy wandering the quaint streets and browsing the shops, surrounded by stunning vistas.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Way up in the northeast, Bar Harbor is a charming resort destination on Mount Desert Island, with incredible views. The best place to view fall foliage is in Acadia National Park, a crown jewel of the North Atlantic coast. The park spans 47,000 acres of woodland, with rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks.

In the fall the views are simply spectacular. Travel on our Best of Eastern Canada & USA premium guided tour and enjoy sweeping views of the park from the top of the Cadillac Mountain. Feast on succulent Maine lobster, some of the finest in the land.

Montmorency Falls Park, Quebec

At any time of year, a visit to Montmorency Falls Park is spectacular and, in the fall, it is a beautiful sea of color. At a height of 83 meters, Montmorency Falls is 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls. While it is not nearly as wide, the falls are impressive, and you can walk the full width on a suspension bridge. To take full advantage of the autumnal scenery, there is also a panoramic staircase down along the cliffside.


Fall foliage can be enjoyed very much in the cities too, and Boston has many spectacular leafy sights. Mount Auburn Cemetery, Boston Public Garden, Charles River Esplanade and the Arnold Arboretum are all great spots to enjoy the city cloaked in red and amber. Tour the city on our New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage premium guided tour and follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Sights include Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Old South Meeting House. Have your cameras at the ready for those picture-perfect fall foliage moments!

Washington D.C.

The National Mall, U.S. National Arboretum, Rock Creek Park and Georgetown are some of the most spectacular parts of the iconic capital to capture the magic of the fall. Mix these natural color spots in with a tour of the White House, the striking Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial. A visit to Washington D.C. never disappoints, whatever the time of year you choose, however October is the month to experience the best fall colors.

Feeling inspired to get your camera and sweater out?

Are you thinking about where to travel next? Why not enjoy these stunning locations in the most stylish way possible on a premium guided tour with Insight? Imagine spending your days cloaked in fall foliage and then snuggling up in your stylish, comfy hotel, perfectly located with the colors and sights on your doorstep. Enjoy scenic hikes and drives, take amazing photographs, and absorb the magic of these fall wonderlands.

Follow these links for more information on Best of Eastern Canada & USA, New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage and all of our worldwide premium guided tours.

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