The Best Ways to See Fall Colors in Massachusetts

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons. Fall means it’s time to pull out that box of sweaters sitting in the back of your closet and wrap yourself in a warm scarf. It means warm apple cider, pumpkin carving, haunted houses, and of course, taking in the vibrant fall colors. There’s no better place to witness the changing leaves than in Massachusettes. With Massachusettes’ Berkshire mountains and central region filled with rolling hills and river valleys with dense tree coverage, including the popular sugar maple, there are plenty of places to see the Massachusetts trees evolve into a fiery color.


You’re probably wondering when peak fall color is in Massachusetts. New England peak fall foliage varies year to year. This year, Massachusettes was experiencing a drought, which was pushing the peak back a little further than normal. On average, peak fall color in Massachusettes is around mid-October, so the state should be seeing some gorgeous fall color this time of year, just in time of Halloween.

Here’s how you can see the color in this popular New England state:

Take a Scenic Drive Through the Berkshires

The Berkshires are one of the best places to see fall foliage in MA. There are many trails and roads to explore, but one of the must-see trails is Mohawk Trail. There are a variety of tours and routes to choose from, directing you on various routes and taking you to attractions and wonderful dining options in the Berkshires. Check out the driving tours.

Take Advantage of the Cranberry Harvest During Peak Fall Color

Surprisingly enough, the cranberry harvest in Massachusettes coincides with the peak fall foliage. Cranberries ripen and redden during the fall and thousands of America’s cranberry farms are right in Massachusettes. Cranberry season usually runs into November, and the best way to explore these farms and the fall color is on a Cranberry Bog Driving tour.

Extend Your Stay to Get the Most Out of Fall in Massachusettes

While it’s easy to say fall color tours can be done in a day, that’s not always true. Massachusettes has plenty of things to do and see in the fall, all while taking in the beautiful changing foliage. Stay at a bed and breakfast and wake up each morning to birds chirping on sugar maples and the vibrant changing leaves of the New England region.

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