New England Fall Road Trip – Ultimate 5 Day Leaf Peeping Itinerary 

There’s nothing quite like fall in New England. Exploring the northeast had been on my bucket list for the longest time and I had been anticipating this trip all year. It definitely lived up to the hype and I’m now excited to share my experience and tips with you all! Read on to find out where to go, what to do and what to pack for your own New England fall road trip!

New England Fall Road Trip – Ultimate 5 Day Leaf Peeping Itinerary

In collaboration with Nature Valley

New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Dixville Notch New Hampshire

Pre-Trip Research & Planning

There are generally two ways to approach planning for a New England fall road trip. The first is to meticulously plan everything in the attempt to not waste a moment, and the second (the option we went with) is to not plan at all. Sounds weird right? Why would you not plan and wouldn’t that potentially waste you time and money? Well, at this time of the year, it kind of works in the opposite way.

The reason for this is that fall colors gradually change from green, to yellow (or orange, or red) until they fall off. Not all trees in an area change at the exact same time. There’s a point in the fall transition where most trees are changed to their beautiful shades of yellow, orange or red prior to falling off and with minimal green trees. This is considered “peak color”.

Peak color doesn’t happen at the exact same time every year (usually varying a week or so either way). It can vary due to a variety of factors but this is mostly due to weather. By not booking hotels or camping prior to your trip, this allows you to be flexible. You can go to the areas that are at “peak color” rather than spend time in a spot that isn’t yet fully changed or worse, the leaves have fallen.

New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Adirondacks Lake Placid Hike Upstate New York

To Plan Or Not To Plan

Advantages and disadvantages comes with this method of not planning. The major advantage with not booking accommodation in advance is flexibility. You won’t miss the colors because they happened to be a week late or earlier than expected. You can drive to wherever the colors happen to be best in that moment.

This comes with a downside though… hotel prices and availability. Fall is extremely busy in this part of the country. Like you, many others flock to see the incredible beauty that comes with the changing of seasons. This means hotels can book out well in advance, leaving the remaining last minute bookings quite expensive.

We had a few issues finding affordable accommodation (around $80-150 USD) when trying to book accommodation for the same night. A couple of times we even had to drive to places a distance away from where we actually wanted to sleep due to this. That being said, most of the time we were able to find somewhere appropriate. Even if it wasn’t the ideal place or nicest hotel, we found this to be a decent compromise for the flexibility it offered.

Another option is to bring camping gear. Keep in mind though, at this time of the year some of the campgrounds are beginning to close. We did not find there was always be a camping option where we wanted to stay.

With all that being said, how you want to plan your trip is up to you. Do you want to take the chance of potentially missing the peak colors and pre-book more affordable/convenient accommodation? Or do you want to pay more for accommodation and make sure you are seeing the best of the colors? It’s up to you. Either way, we found this be the most accurate and up-to-date map of where the colors are peaking.

Below I’m sharing a suggested itinerary for your New England fall road trip, based on our own adventure. First off, here is a map with all the spots linked for you guys!


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Dixville Notch New Hampshire-2

Day 1 – Dixville Notch State Park

Fly into Boston, pick up a rental car, and drive 4 hours north to Dixville Notch to begin your New England fall road trip. Dixville Notch is a very small area, but for what it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty!

The main road that travels over Dixville Notch initially winds its way past some cute farm land surrounded by rolling hills. The drive then passes stunning Lake Gloriette, up over Dixville Notch and down the other side of the pass through incredible fall foliage to a couple of serene picnic areas and walks.

Plan to do the stunning Table Rock trail which is a short one at only 1.5 miles round-trip, but a relatively steep 700 feet climb. This gives you an epic 360 degree views over Dixville Notch from above, and the photos are beautiful! If you have timed it right, you might even be able to enjoy sunset from up there.

Unfortunately when we were there, the clouds were low and covering the views. Instead, we parked at what is labeled Whittemore Family Cemetery on GoogleMaps and hiked a short trail that leaves from the parking lot. This is a great alternative if the weather is not cooperating.

This trail made its way through a vibrant forest that leads to a cute little bridge and stream. The hike would only take 10-15 minutes round-trip without stopping. It was a great way to stretch the legs and take a moment to snap some photos of our first glimpse of fall colors.

After finishing your hike at Table Rock, or the alternative trail, head back to nearby Colebrook for dinner and a good nights rest.


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Stowe Church Vermont

Day 2 – Stowe

Wake up early, grab some breakfast at Mostly Muffins in Colebrook (yummm!) and then drive west towards Stowe, Vermont. On the way, you will pass loads of beautiful fall foliage and small rural towns including the memorable Island Pond. The Great Vermont Corn Maze is also a fun stop if you’re into that sort of thing.

After a beautiful drive to Stowe you can spend the rest of the day exploring its charm, cute gift stores and scenic walks. We had lunch at the Green Goddess Cafe and it was amazing! We then we took a quick walk along the bike path which leaves from behind the Stowe Community Church and runs along the river.

From this vantage, there are some great views of the church worth photographing. Finish the night off with a delicious pizza at Piecasso in town, we definitely recommend this place!


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Smugglers Notch Vermont

Day 3 – Smuggler’s Notch & White Mountains

Again we woke up early on day 3 to prepare for a busy day. First up was Smuggler’s Notch. This was one of the spots we were most looking forward to on our New England fall road trip, and it didn’t disappoint!

Smuggler’s Notch has another road that goes up and through a small gap between two mountains (referred to as a “notch”). It is quite similar to Dixville Notch, but in my opinion, Smuggler’s is even more spectacular. The mountains on either side are HUGE, and there are so many beautiful twists and turns in the road to photograph and check out. Definitely drive this to the other side and back before moving on to your next location. Another option is taking the Gondola SkyRide at the Stowe Mountain Resort, for beautiful aerial mountain views.

From Smuggler’s Notch, drive south to Pomfret, Vermont. Taking Cloudland Road south from Pomfret to Woodstock will take you along cute dirt roads lined with fall colors, rolling hills and quaint farms. A necessary stop along this route is the farm located opposite “Elm Grove Farm” on Googlemaps, often referred to as “Sleepy Hollow Farm”. It’s a great little photography stop that captures one of the most photogenic farm properties you will ever see.

Now, time to head back to New Hampshire. At the base of the White Mountains, the town of Lincoln is a good place to end day 3 of your New England fall road trip.


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Bear Notch Road White Mountains New Hampshire

Day 4 – White Mountains

Your New England fall road trip would not be complete without a drive along the famous Kancamagus Highway. Leaving early on day 4 from Lincoln, there are a lot of epic road-side views on this stretch of road. A number of pull-outs also allow for some great photo opportunities. Continue east until you hit the Rocky Gorge Parking Lot. Here you can take a walk along the beautiful Swift River and get views of the beautiful Falls Pond.

From Rocky Gorge, we backtracked a short distance to drive up Bear Notch Road. Bear Notch provides a scenic drive along a mountainside and more road-side pullouts for some gorgeous photo opportunities.

At the end of Bear Notch Road, drive north to Crawford Notch State Park. Here, you can explore the back-roads and snap photos of all the beautiful fall colors. A side-trip option in this area is a hike up the Mount Willard trail. It’s a relatively steep, but short 3.2 mile round-trip hike to a clifftop overlooking Crawford Notch. The views from there are unreal! Again, unfortunately weather wasn’t cooperating so we had to skip this one.

Next, continue north where you have the option of taking a short detour to the Mt Washington Cog Railway. Here, you can catch an old-school train up to the summit of Mt Washington, the tallest mountain in the north-eastern US at 6,289 feet. Due to the bad weather, we kept driving, but if you are a fan of trains then this should not be missed!

To end your day, depending on availability you can stay in the nearby towns of Carroll, Franconia, Littleton or Bethlethem. We stayed in Franconia ourselves and chose to drive to Bethlehem to have dinner at the Cold Mountain Cafe. It if works out with timing, we highly recommend it as a delicious way to end a busy day.


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Flume Gorge 3 White Mountains New Hampshire

Day 5 – White Mountains

Day 5 is the last day of your New England fall road trip, and what better way to start than with a sunrise hike up to Artist’s Bluff. This is a short 1.4 mile walk up to a stunning hilltop that overlooks Echo Lake, and the fall foliage here is insane! Unfortunately it was raining when we drove past here (a common theme on our trip!) so we opted to skip the hike as the clouds were hiding most of the views.

We continued on to Flume Gorge which is a relatively easy 2 mile loop hike and one of our favorite stops of the trip. Multiple waterfalls, streams and covered bridges keep the eyes entertained for the whole 2 miles. Do note that there is a $16 per person entry fee but we felt it was very much worth it.

By now your New England fall road trip is coming to an end. It’s probably time to head back towards Boston to catch your flight, or onward to your next destination (see more below!)


Bonus Day(s)

If you have a whole week (7 days instead of 5), we recommend adding a couple of days in between Stowe/Smuggler’s Notch and the White Mountains. With these days, you can drive further east into Up State New York and the Adirondack Mountains, where the colors were absolutely incredible. There are also abundant hiking opportunities, and the beautiful town of Lake Placid to explore.

As I know many of you will ask, we opted to take a sunset hike in the Adirondacks (see photo below), however I have been asked by locals to please not share the exact location. There are some concerns about damaging trail traffic and also very limited parking spots (we definitely witnessed this problem). In saying that, a quick Google search will lead you to information on this hike if you are dedicated to finding its location.

I urge you to be responsible and always abide by Leave No Trace Principles when exploring the outdoors.


Only have 3 days?

You could do this New England fall road trip in 3 days with some adventurous spirit! It would be kind of rushed, and you wouldn’t always be able to be in the best spots for sunrise or sunset. That being said, if it’s all you have, go for it! It’s definitely doable and would be a blast. I hope you don’t mind missing out on some sleep though 😉

What To Pack

There are some essential items you should pack for your New England fall road trip to make it as enjoyable as possible! These include:

Raincoat – This is a MUST! It rained at least once every day that we were on the East Coast, so I wouldn’t skimp on rain gear. I chose to use the Stutterheim Stockholm Jacket this trip.

Snacks – We found it challenging to find food between towns and also after hours in New England and definitely relied on snacks to keep us fueled. Our go-to’s were the Nature Valley Salted Caramel Granola Bars & the Pumpkin Spice Crunchy Granola Bars.

Warm Jacket – It got colder than we expected some days and we definitely found ourselves reaches for our down jackets. It even snowed in New Hampshire towards the end of our trip! My go-to warm jacket this trip was the Arc’teryx Cerium SV Hooded Down Jacket.

Waterproof Boots – It was wet, muddy at times, and chilly, so I was definitely happy to have my waterproof boots on me. I took along my Danner Boots this trip.

Camera – You’ll want to take photos of all the pretty fall foliage! Our go-to camera was the Sony a7RIII (and the iPhone X for quick snaps), plus we also had fun using our DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Navigation – We often lost phone service when driving in the mountains of New England and down back-roads. I would suggest taking a GPS along or having offline maps handy, such as the Maps.Me app.


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Disclaimer – A big thank you to Nature Valley for sending us on our dream New England fall road trip! This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are completely honest and my own. This post does contain a couple of affiliate links,  which means if you buy something that I’ve linked my blog will receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. 

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There’s nothing quite like fall in New England. Exploring the northeast had been on my bucket list for the longest time and I had been anticipating this trip all year. It definitely lived up to the hype and I’m now excited to share my experience and tips with you all! Read on to find out where to go, what to do and what to pack for your own New England fall road trip!

New England Fall Road Trip – Ultimate 5 Day Leaf Peeping Itinerary

In collaboration with Nature Valley

New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Dixville Notch New Hampshire

Pre-Trip Research & Planning

There are generally two ways to approach planning for a New England fall road trip. The first is to meticulously plan everything in the attempt to not waste a moment, and the second (the option we went with) is to not plan at all. Sounds weird right? Why would you not plan and wouldn’t that potentially waste you time and money? Well, at this time of the year, it kind of works in the opposite way.

The reason for this is that fall colors gradually change from green, to yellow (or orange, or red) until they fall off. Not all trees in an area change at the exact same time. There’s a point in the fall transition where most trees are changed to their beautiful shades of yellow, orange or red prior to falling off and with minimal green trees. This is considered “peak color”.

Peak color doesn’t happen at the exact same time every year (usually varying a week or so either way). It can vary due to a variety of factors but this is mostly due to weather. By not booking hotels or camping prior to your trip, this allows you to be flexible. You can go to the areas that are at “peak color” rather than spend time in a spot that isn’t yet fully changed or worse, the leaves have fallen.

New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Adirondacks Lake Placid Hike Upstate New York

To Plan Or Not To Plan

Advantages and disadvantages comes with this method of not planning. The major advantage with not booking accommodation in advance is flexibility. You won’t miss the colors because they happened to be a week late or earlier than expected. You can drive to wherever the colors happen to be best in that moment.

This comes with a downside though… hotel prices and availability. Fall is extremely busy in this part of the country. Like you, many others flock to see the incredible beauty that comes with the changing of seasons. This means hotels can book out well in advance, leaving the remaining last minute bookings quite expensive.

We had a few issues finding affordable accommodation (around $80-150 USD) when trying to book accommodation for the same night. A couple of times we even had to drive to places a distance away from where we actually wanted to sleep due to this. That being said, most of the time we were able to find somewhere appropriate. Even if it wasn’t the ideal place or nicest hotel, we found this to be a decent compromise for the flexibility it offered.

Another option is to bring camping gear. Keep in mind though, at this time of the year some of the campgrounds are beginning to close. We did not find there was always be a camping option where we wanted to stay.

With all that being said, how you want to plan your trip is up to you. Do you want to take the chance of potentially missing the peak colors and pre-book more affordable/convenient accommodation? Or do you want to pay more for accommodation and make sure you are seeing the best of the colors? It’s up to you. Either way, we found this be the most accurate and up-to-date map of where the colors are peaking.

Below I’m sharing a suggested itinerary for your New England fall road trip, based on our own adventure. First off, here is a map with all the spots linked for you guys!


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Dixville Notch New Hampshire-2

Day 1 – Dixville Notch State Park

Fly into Boston, pick up a rental car, and drive 4 hours north to Dixville Notch to begin your New England fall road trip. Dixville Notch is a very small area, but for what it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty!

The main road that travels over Dixville Notch initially winds its way past some cute farm land surrounded by rolling hills. The drive then passes stunning Lake Gloriette, up over Dixville Notch and down the other side of the pass through incredible fall foliage to a couple of serene picnic areas and walks.

Plan to do the stunning Table Rock trail which is a short one at only 1.5 miles round-trip, but a relatively steep 700 feet climb. This gives you an epic 360 degree views over Dixville Notch from above, and the photos are beautiful! If you have timed it right, you might even be able to enjoy sunset from up there.

Unfortunately when we were there, the clouds were low and covering the views. Instead, we parked at what is labeled Whittemore Family Cemetery on GoogleMaps and hiked a short trail that leaves from the parking lot. This is a great alternative if the weather is not cooperating.

This trail made its way through a vibrant forest that leads to a cute little bridge and stream. The hike would only take 10-15 minutes round-trip without stopping. It was a great way to stretch the legs and take a moment to snap some photos of our first glimpse of fall colors.

After finishing your hike at Table Rock, or the alternative trail, head back to nearby Colebrook for dinner and a good nights rest.


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Stowe Church Vermont

Day 2 – Stowe

Wake up early, grab some breakfast at Mostly Muffins in Colebrook (yummm!) and then drive west towards Stowe, Vermont. On the way, you will pass loads of beautiful fall foliage and small rural towns including the memorable Island Pond. The Great Vermont Corn Maze is also a fun stop if you’re into that sort of thing.

After a beautiful drive to Stowe you can spend the rest of the day exploring its charm, cute gift stores and scenic walks. We had lunch at the Green Goddess Cafe and it was amazing! We then we took a quick walk along the bike path which leaves from behind the Stowe Community Church and runs along the river.

From this vantage, there are some great views of the church worth photographing. Finish the night off with a delicious pizza at Piecasso in town, we definitely recommend this place!


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Smugglers Notch Vermont

Day 3 – Smuggler’s Notch & White Mountains

Again we woke up early on day 3 to prepare for a busy day. First up was Smuggler’s Notch. This was one of the spots we were most looking forward to on our New England fall road trip, and it didn’t disappoint!

Smuggler’s Notch has another road that goes up and through a small gap between two mountains (referred to as a “notch”). It is quite similar to Dixville Notch, but in my opinion, Smuggler’s is even more spectacular. The mountains on either side are HUGE, and there are so many beautiful twists and turns in the road to photograph and check out. Definitely drive this to the other side and back before moving on to your next location. Another option is taking the Gondola SkyRide at the Stowe Mountain Resort, for beautiful aerial mountain views.

From Smuggler’s Notch, drive south to Pomfret, Vermont. Taking Cloudland Road south from Pomfret to Woodstock will take you along cute dirt roads lined with fall colors, rolling hills and quaint farms. A necessary stop along this route is the farm located opposite “Elm Grove Farm” on Googlemaps, often referred to as “Sleepy Hollow Farm”. It’s a great little photography stop that captures one of the most photogenic farm properties you will ever see.

Now, time to head back to New Hampshire. At the base of the White Mountains, the town of Lincoln is a good place to end day 3 of your New England fall road trip.


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Bear Notch Road White Mountains New Hampshire

Day 4 – White Mountains

Your New England fall road trip would not be complete without a drive along the famous Kancamagus Highway. Leaving early on day 4 from Lincoln, there are a lot of epic road-side views on this stretch of road. A number of pull-outs also allow for some great photo opportunities. Continue east until you hit the Rocky Gorge Parking Lot. Here you can take a walk along the beautiful Swift River and get views of the beautiful Falls Pond.

From Rocky Gorge, we backtracked a short distance to drive up Bear Notch Road. Bear Notch provides a scenic drive along a mountainside and more road-side pullouts for some gorgeous photo opportunities.

At the end of Bear Notch Road, drive north to Crawford Notch State Park. Here, you can explore the back-roads and snap photos of all the beautiful fall colors. A side-trip option in this area is a hike up the Mount Willard trail. It’s a relatively steep, but short 3.2 mile round-trip hike to a clifftop overlooking Crawford Notch. The views from there are unreal! Again, unfortunately weather wasn’t cooperating so we had to skip this one.

Next, continue north where you have the option of taking a short detour to the Mt Washington Cog Railway. Here, you can catch an old-school train up to the summit of Mt Washington, the tallest mountain in the north-eastern US at 6,289 feet. Due to the bad weather, we kept driving, but if you are a fan of trains then this should not be missed!

To end your day, depending on availability you can stay in the nearby towns of Carroll, Franconia, Littleton or Bethlethem. We stayed in Franconia ourselves and chose to drive to Bethlehem to have dinner at the Cold Mountain Cafe. It if works out with timing, we highly recommend it as a delicious way to end a busy day.


New England Fall Road Trip Ultimate Itinerary Renee Roaming Flume Gorge 3 White Mountains New Hampshire

Day 5 – White Mountains

Day 5 is the last day of your New England fall road trip, and what better way to start than with a sunrise hike up to Artist’s Bluff. This is a short 1.4 mile walk up to a stunning hilltop that overlooks Echo Lake, and the fall foliage here is insane! Unfortunately it was raining when we drove past here (a common theme on our trip!) so we opted to skip the hike as the clouds were hiding most of the views.

We continued on to Flume Gorge which is a relatively easy 2 mile loop hike and one of our favorite stops of the trip. Multiple waterfalls, streams and covered bridges keep the eyes entertained for the whole 2 miles. Do note that there is a $16 per person entry fee but we felt it was very much worth it.

By now your New England fall road trip is coming to an end. It’s probably time to head back towards Boston to catch your flight, or onward to your next destination (see more below!)


Bonus Day(s)

If you have a whole week (7 days instead of 5), we recommend adding a couple of days in between Stowe/Smuggler’s Notch and the White Mountains. With these days, you can drive further east into Up State New York and the Adirondack Mountains, where the colors were absolutely incredible. There are also abundant hiking opportunities, and the beautiful town of Lake Placid to explore.

As I know many of you will ask, we opted to take a sunset hike in the Adirondacks (see photo below), however I have been asked by locals to please not share the exact location. There are some concerns about damaging trail traffic and also very limited parking spots (we definitely witnessed this problem). In saying that, a quick Google search will lead you to information on this hike if you are dedicated to finding its location.

I urge you to be responsible and always abide by Leave No Trace Principles when exploring the outdoors.


Only have 3 days?

You could do this New England fall road trip in 3 days with some adventurous spirit! It would be kind of rushed, and you wouldn’t always be able to be in the best spots for sunrise or sunset. That being said, if it’s all you have, go for it! It’s definitely doable and would be a blast. I hope you don’t mind missing out on some sleep though 😉

What To Pack

There are some essential items you should pack for your New England fall road trip to make it as enjoyable as possible! These include:

Raincoat – This is a MUST! It rained at least once every day that we were on the East Coast, so I wouldn’t skimp on rain gear. I chose to use the Stutterheim Stockholm Jacket this trip.

Snacks – We found it challenging to find food between towns and also after hours in New England and definitely relied on snacks to keep us fueled. Our go-to’s were the Nature Valley Salted Caramel Granola Bars & the Pumpkin Spice Crunchy Granola Bars.

Warm Jacket – It got colder than we expected some days and we definitely found ourselves reaches for our down jackets. It even snowed in New Hampshire towards the end of our trip! My go-to warm jacket this trip was the Arc’teryx Cerium SV Hooded Down Jacket.

Waterproof Boots – It was wet, muddy at times, and chilly, so I was definitely happy to have my waterproof boots on me. I took along my Danner Boots this trip.

Camera – You’ll want to take photos of all the pretty fall foliage! Our go-to camera was the Sony a7RIII (and the iPhone X for quick snaps), plus we also had fun using our DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Navigation – We often lost phone service when driving in the mountains of New England and down back-roads. I would suggest taking a GPS along or having offline maps handy, such as the Maps.Me app.


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Disclaimer – A big thank you to Nature Valley for sending us on our dream New England fall road trip! This is a sponsored post, but as always my opinions are completely honest and my own. This post does contain a couple of affiliate links,  which means if you buy something that I’ve linked my blog will receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. 

Renee Hahnel

Hi! My name is Renee and I'm an Australian photographer, blogger & travel addict. I now call the U.S.A home but you can usually find me wandering the globe with a camera in hand ✈ Let's get lost!

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10 Comments

  1. ChrisCat on October 19, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Wow, the nature there looks amazing. And your Photos are loveley. Thank you both for this blogpost.
    Maybe, we can travel there one day.

    My wife and I live in the North of Germany. Last weekend we took our own Fall Roadtrip in the Harz National Park. The first blogpost of this trip is now online. It’s about the lovely oldtown in Quedlinburg 😉

    best wishes
    Christian

    • Renee Hahnel on October 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Christian! That sounds like an amazing road trip, I’ll add it to my bucket list 😉

      • Edith Wagner on November 7, 2018 at 10:34 pm

        i’d love to see Christian’s blogpost about Quedlinburg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). I was there last year and it was wonderful. My grandparents live in the Harz Mountains, Please share a link, Christian.

  2. Jackie on October 19, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Thankyou for all this indepth info Renee. Should be super helpful when I plan my own fall trip. And of course stunning photos that I really enjoyed.

    • Renee Hahnel on October 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you!!

  3. Jessica on October 19, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing your stunning pictures! I totally agree with what you said about not planning in order to find the best colors. The fall we spent living in Upstate NY and hiking all over the NE contained many of my favorite days of my life so far, there truly isn’t a bad hike when it’s that colorful! It makes up for the 6 months of winter that follows. 🙂

    • Renee Hahnel on October 21, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      What a magical time that must have been!

  4. Laura on November 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Wow, these fall colors looks awesome! Thank’s for this helpful post, Renee!

    • Renee Hahnel on November 17, 2018 at 3:53 am

      Thank you for reading Laura!

  5. Charlotte on December 5, 2018 at 7:24 am

    This blog post is just amazing and the pictures so beautiful ! Thank you for sharing your experience. I love travelling and was looking for new ideas, this is definitely one 🙂

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Renee Hahnel

Hi! My name is Renee and I'm an Australian photographer, blogger & travel addict. I now call the U.S.A home but you can usually find me wandering the globe with a camera in hand ✈ Let's get lost!

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