The best times to see fall foliage at Historic New England properties

Oct 3, 2018

October is the perfect time to go on a leaf-peeping road trip around New England.

It’s that time of year again — fall has officially started, and New England leaves are changing color. While most places will have beautiful colors from late September through November, you might want to consult the infographic below to plan the best time to go leaf peeping. For example, our northern properties will probably be in full yellow, orange, and red foliage by the first week of October, while our Rhode Island and Connecticut homes and farms might not be quite Instagram-ready until later in the month.

If you want to get the full leaf-peeping experience, make sure to attend one of our landscape tours on October 7. The one-hour tour at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, will explore the fields, woodland, and gardens in addition to the exterior architecture of the Victorian-era house. Or, visit Coolidge Point, Historic New England’s most recently acquired property, to see the seasonal splendor of the fifteen-acre waterfront property in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. For more information on what’s happening at Historic New England properties this month, visit the events page of our website.