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20 Stunning Photos of New England in the Fall

Nothing beats a New England fall. Take a look at these beautiful photos to get ready for the weather to cool down and for summer to come to a close.

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The perfect New England fall

The states in New England are truly the most beautiful during the fall season. The air cools down, the leaves change color, and people start getting ready for pumpkin picking, apple picking, and Halloween. The red, orange, and yellow leaves paired with a bright blue sky is really a sight to see. Get ready for the next season with these stunning photos of New England in the fall. If you live in the area or want to visit, these are the best road trips to see fall foliage in autumn.

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Acadia National Park, Maine

The colors of the leaves as they slowly start to change on Gorham Mountain in Acadia National Park. Check out the most stunning pictures of fall across America.

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Lincoln, New Hampshire

Early October looks stunning in the small town of Lincoln, New Hampshire. If you want to travel, these are the East Coast vacations you need to take at least once.

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Thetford, Vermont

The cows enjoy the cooler New England fall weather at this dairy farm near Thetford, Vermont. These are the most charming small towns in every state.

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Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

This bright white lighthouse looks beautiful with the orange, green, and yellow leaves behind it. Want to see more beautiful leaves? These are the best places to spot fall foliage across America.

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Providence, Rhode Island

The fall leaves are starting to cover the ground around this bridge in Providence. These are the East Coast getaways the locals want to keep a secret.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut

Fresh pumpkins are ready for the taking at a pumpkin patch in Connecticut. Check out the best state fair in all 50 states.

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Sunderland, Massachusetts

A stunning aerial shot of the Connecticut River winding through the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts. Book these super cozy inns for peak fall foliage season.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

An autumn reflection of houses and trees appears on the water in this historic seaport town. These are the best socially distanced weekend trips for fall.

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York, Maine

Nubble Light House looks beautiful against a New England fall sky. Here’s why Americans say “fall” instead of “autumn.

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Granby, Massachusetts

Some classic New England fall foliage in the small village of Granby.

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Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

A stunning New England fall view from Artist’s Bluff in Franconia Notch park. This is why fall is our favorite season ever.

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Newport, Rhode Island

An autumn moon rises over the historic town of Newport, Rhode Island.

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Biddeford, Maine

The red brick buildings in Biddeford, Maine blend in nicely with the red and orange leaves. Make sure to add these fall activities to your bucket list.

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Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Public Garden shows fall colors even in the middle of a city.

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Pemigewasset River, New Hampshire

This red Flume Bridge stands out against the yellow leaves over the Pemigewasset River. Check out the best pumpkin patch in every state.

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Bennington, Vermont

The apples are fresh and ready to be picked at this orchard in Vermont.

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New Haven, Connecticut

Brightly colored fall trees merge into the city of New Haven. Read up on these fun facts about the fall equinox.

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Prospect, Maine

Changing autumn leaves sit below the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Maine.

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The White Mountains, New Hampshire

The New England fall colors and white church steeple reflect off the water in this New Hampshire town in the White Mountains.

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Bristol, Rhode Island

This tree-lined path in Colt State Park in Bristol represents the typical New England fall road. Next, look into booking one of the best fall weekend getaways.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is an Associate Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She writes for, helps lead the editorial relationship with our partners, manages our year-round interns, and keeps the hundreds of pieces of content our team produces every month organized. In her free time, she likes exploring the seacoast of Maine where she lives and works remotely full time and snuggling up on the couch with her corgi, Eggo, to watch HGTV or The Office.