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Plan a foliage day trip with a destination: mountain vista, orchard, vineyard, gift emporium, artist’s workshop, nature museum

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 26, 2017 10:42:30 AM / by Mary Lhowe

Mary Lhowe

You’d love to take a leaf-peeping day trip but don’t want to spend an equal amount of time strategizing all your options. We understand. Hop directly to our Top 20 Foliage Day Trips page to find a day-long getaway in a neat little description. A few samples:


Maine -- Acadia National Park and Wild Gardens of Acadia in Bar Harbor

Drive or bicycle the luxurious carriage roads and pretty bridges of Acadia National Park. Visit the the Abbe Museum at Sieur de Monts Spring. The woodland property includes the beautiful Wild Gardens of Acadia and the Nature Center. Open through mid-October. Map


Massachusetts -- Yankee Candle & Kringle Candle in South Deerfield and Bernardston

 Yankee Candle Village is where you find candles and candle paraphernalia for any occasion. Kringle Candle Company in Bernardston, sells candles in 200 scents. Its cheery buildings include the Candle Store, the Country Barn, and the Chocolate Cottage. Both places have nice restaurants for a lunch or dinner layover. Map


Vermont -- Skyline Drive on Equinox Mountain, Route 7A between Manchester and Arlington

This private road (a toll is charged) winds and twist its way up to a summit in the Green Mountains, with panoramic views of neighboring mountain ranges and the towns and valleys below. Plan a late-afternoon-into-sunset drive. Map



Mary Lhowe

Written by Mary Lhowe