Did someone say “New England road trip”?

Surveys show that nearly two-thirds of Americans wanted to take a spontaneous road trip before the pandemic, and the appeal of domestic travel has increased even further since. With the Northeast considered the second most popular destination, road tripping throughout New England during the fall season is more popular than ever.

After all, the Northeast is widely accepted as one of the most picturesque parts of the country, combining beautiful fall foliage with epic driving routes. Here are some of the must-see destinations:

#1. Boston

When building your itinerary, you’ll need to consider the duration of your intended trip. Likewise, you’ll want to complete your list of destinations in a logical and practical fashion. A great place to start your fall road trip in New England is in the beautiful city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston is one of America’s oldest cities  and will provide the perfect starting point for your adventure. When visiting in the fall season, it’s advised that you visit Beacon Hill to see the vibrant foliage colors in all their glory. Next you can take a fully narrated sightseeing tour along the Charles River where your captain will point out the cultural and historic sights of Cambridge and Boston.

In addition to the open green spaces of Boston Common, you will find plenty of pretty villages that dazzle the eyes with vibrant oranges, reds, and purples of fall. Meanwhile, the city itself has a wealth of attractions to offer, such as the famous New England Aquarium where you can see spectacular marine life, or Rowes Wharf where you can enjoy some live local music, harborside dining and breathtaking harbor views.


#2. Kancamagus Highway

If there’s only one portion of the road trip that you will want to drive, it’s the 34-mile Kancamagus Highway. The foliage in this region is simply beautiful, making it a must-see part of the fall road trip in New England. The ‘kanc’ is a scenic bypass that is recognized as one of the best areas in the entire United States to view fall foliage.

You can also stop off at the White Mountains, the Swift River, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls, and Rocky Gorge along the way. However, you decide to tackle this road, you will be guaranteed to see the true beauty of New Hampshire.

There are also half a dozen campsites for you to stay overnight if you’re looking to make this a central hub of your New England road trip. Franconia Notch National Park, which is found in the White Mountains region, delivers some truly breathtaking sights, as well as iconic hiking routes like Artist’s Bluff.

#3. Stowe

Another excellent addition to your New England journey is Stowe in Vermont, which is about two hours from your previous stop. Depending on which direction you enter from, you’ll encounter a plethora of rural towns en route. All of them will showcase the natural splendor of New Hampshire and Vermont and plenty of spectacular foliage.

While on your way to Stowe, if you’re in the mood for ice cream, there’s no better way to satisfy your taste buds than by visiting the famous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop in Waterbury, Vermont.

Once you reach Stowe, the array of hikes will enable you to see high peaks and stunning waterfalls while also soaking in the incredible views and rich vibrant colors of fall foliage. During the autumn season, numerous species of animals are frequently seen along the route, adding to the appeal of your New England journey.

After you’ve finished hiking, you can head to the downtown region, which combines quaint boutiques with some wonderful places to eat. If you have some extra time before carrying on with your planned travel route, Smuggler’s Notch is just half an hour away. Regarded as one of the most beautiful drives in the state of Vermont, the road takes you between two mountains before unearthing a landscape that looks equally majestic in sun or rain.


#4. King Phillips Campground

If you are planning to see the gorgeous Lake George, located in the protected Adirondack region of New York, you should probably make time for a trip to King Phillip’s Campground too. It is an RV park that is only a few minutes away from the Lake and will open the door to a host of adventures.

If you’re feeling thirsty, KPC is a great setting for beer and wine tasting, shopping at antique boutiques, or simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Spending a couple of nights here will allow you to recharge your batteries while taking in the peaceful vibes and fall foliage in style.

While you probably won’t want to rough it, it’s a great time to think about simple joys like roasting S’mores over a campfire. Meanwhile, Lake George itself will allow adrenaline junkies to scratch their itch at New York’s largest amusement park. Other activities include lake cruises and tram trips.


#5. The Berkshires

Conveniently located at roughly the midway point between your previous and final destinations, the Berkshires region of western Massachusetts is well known for outdoor excursions, such as hiking and boating, as well as cultural activities. Winding roads near your approach and exit will give you another chance to see the glory of fall in New England.

Many visitors like to visit Edith Wharton’s home at the Mount in Lenox, which is also home to several great restaurants. Jacob’s Pillow, the Clark Arts Institute, Mount Greylock, and Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will ensure that there’s something of interest for everyone.

Once you’ve finished your time in the Berkshires, you can enjoy the remainder of your road trip and return to Boston for a comfortable and elegant conclusion.


Take Your New England Fall Road Trip In Style

Building the right itinerary will set you on the right track for the perfect New England road trip. For the best fall foliage adventures, though, you need to travel in luxury and style. To do so, there is no better solution than motorcoach rentals from LiTRV. In addition to the incredible amenities that only a top-of-the-line motorcoach can provide, our services can also include a private driver which allows you to kick back and enjoy the spectacular foliage and scenery during the entire ride.

The road to the best fall vacation of your life starts now. Call 855-405-2420 to learn more.