Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont display some of the most spectacular fall foliage you’ll find in the country. Peak leaf peeping season falls between early September and mid-October. Cooler temperatures, fewer mosquitoes, and colorful landscapes make fall an ideal time to RV in New England.
For spectacular autumn views, take a drive up Route 1 from Old Orchard Beach along the scenic Maine coastline where you can enjoy detours for spectacular photography opportunities and explore areas such as downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It’s the perfect time to enjoy a leisurely drive through Acadia on the Park Loop Road, without the hordes of bumper-to-bumper tourists you would see during the summer. With over 200 miles of hiking trails and various ponds and lakes for boating, outdoor enthusiasts can truly experience “The Way Life Should Be” while camping in this region of northern Maine.
New Hampshire’s White Mountains National Forest is another magnificent destination for your autumn RV adventure. This family-friendly region offers a variety of attractions for kids, including the Conway Scenic Railroad and gondola rides up beautiful Wildcat Mountain. The 1,200 miles of ATV-accessible trails make New Hampshire the off-roading headquarters of New England.
Active RVers can also enjoy over 700 miles of hiking trails and an extensive network of biking roads throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont. Plus, fall is peak harvest time in Vermont, so be sure to stop at one of the many roadside farm stands you’ll see along the way, offering tasty treats like native apple cider and real maple syrup. Better yet, pick your own apples fresh off the branch at a local orchard.
There’s nothing quite like the beauty of nature’s changing palette in New England. Crisp autumn air and carpets of freshly fallen leaves provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable RV road trip.