New England in the autumn – is there anything more charming? As a Northeastern-er myself, I can honestly say that living here in the fall season is a dream. Grey, overcast days, a cozy sweater and warm cups of coffee before a drive through the orange and yellow trees. Yeah, it’s pretty much heaven. Today, I’m sharing 7 enchanting and unique New England photography locations you’ll be charmed by.
If you love the folklore of the Salem Witch Trials, there’s no better place to explore in autumn than Salem! It’s notoriously spooky around Halloween – perfect for the Halloween-obsessed traveler.
Frankenstein Trestle, New Hampshire
The railroad that connects Maine to New Hampshire is a stunner. But, seeing it flanked by the orange hues of the fall leaves is a delight! The waving, rolling hills of New Hampshire are the perfect setting for a New England road trip.
Best known for its skiing, Stowe is a lesser-known, but just as quaint town in Vermont. You’ll find adorable, family-owned shops and restaurants, breweries and, of course, a rainbow of autumnal leaves. There’s nothing like a hike in Vermont during peak colors!
Bar Harbor, Maine
Acadia National Park is like the crown atop of New England. Camping by the water’s edge, especially during autumn is incredible. The wildlife, the daily hikes, the cool, fresh air? Nothing better!
Eaton, New Hampshire
Eaton is a very small town! But what it lacks in population, it makes up for in unrestrained beauty. Don’t miss “The Little White Church” (shown below) with its stunning lake and mountainside backdrop. Come during the morning to see the dense fog that lays atop the cool lake water.
Nantucket is just a short hop away from adorable Cape Cod (P.S. check out our guide to the island here!)… and you don’t want to miss it in the fall. The seaport town’s architecture is completely charming. You’ll want to spend hours exploring every nook and cranny – preferably with a scarf and a warm cup of coffee in hand.
Woodstock, New York
Home to the iconic music festival over 50 years ago, Woodstock is so much more than a hippy destination point! Woodstock in autumn is so special! It’s artsy vibe explodes with welcoming front porch pumpkins, lively fall events and hiking trails.