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The Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England

The Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England
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Photo/Art by Thomas Schoeller
We chose 14 categories we felt best defined a great fall outing: color, scenery, vistas, water reflections, drives, hikes, culture, farmers market, orchards, parks, covered bridges, being away from crowds, shopping, food and lodging. We then gave a score from 1-5 for each. Using hard data, opinion and lots of travel time we have (for the first time!) gone out on a limb. Here are the best foliage towns in New England. (Note that because of ties there are only 13 final places.) Each town is worth a visit.

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One Response to The Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England

  1. louise cox August 26, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    I can’t believe that the summit house on skinner mountain in hadley ma is not one of the top 5 it has a 360degree view of the ct river valley. it should be #1

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