Fall arrives officially this week, and to mark the occasion we asked some of our New England Macaroni KID publishers for insider tips on the best spots for leaf peeping near them.
But when will leaves peak?
In the New England area, that looks to be the last week of September and the first week of October, according to the interactive map from SmokyMountains.com. You can also check where the leaves will peak in other parts of the United States on the map.
Simply move the slider along the bottom to see when fall leaves are expected to peak near you!
What our New England publishers recommend
We asked some Macaroni KID New England-area publishers for recommendations on leaf-peeping and fall family fun in their areas. Here's what they shared:
Macaroni KID Enfield publisher Nicole Torretti highlighted six of her family's favorite spots for leaf peeping in Connecticut, from Macedonia Brook State Park on the edge of New York state, to Shenipsit State Forest near the Massachusetts state line. See her recommendations here!
We also loved this list of apple-picking spots and favorite fall attractions in the Enfield area. If you're headed that way, don't miss Nicole's suggestions!
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Greenwich to Westport
Macaroni KID publisher Catherine Siroka covers Greenwich to Westport in her Macaroni KID edition. She highlights her favorite fall outdoor activities in her region, including hikes, cruises, and more!
From picking apples to leaf-peeping to Halloween fun ... Macaroni KID Worcester publisher Noelle Monaghan has all the details for you and your family to make the most of autumn in Worcester! If you're headed to the Worcester region this fall, don't miss the Macaroni KID Worcester's Guide To Fall Fun!
Macaroni KID Burlington-Wilmington-Woburn-Winchester, published by Jenna Amyot, has a list of great places to look for beautiful fall leaves in the Burlington area. Check it out so you don't miss a thing!
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Macaroni KID Acton-Concord-Bedford-Lexington publisher Tessa D'Ippolito has put together a can't-miss list of family fall fun in her area, with corn mazes, apple picking, hay rides, and more!
On the North Shore of Massachusetts? Find North Shore's great leaf peeping spots as well as fun fall attractions from Macaroni KID North Shore publisher Cheryl Lachendro.
Sarah Cates, the Macaroni KID Concord publisher, put together this great list of leaf-peeping spots in the New Hampshire area. She tells you where the best spots are for finding waterfalls, farm animals, and even shares a spot special to her heart — where she got engaged!
Rutland and Windsor
Catherine Heatley writes:
We are lucky here in the Green Mountains to have so many great spots for leaf-peeping! People come from all over to see what we get to look at literally from our own front yards.
We are recruiting publishers in the New England area and across the United States! Join our team today for the opportunity to share what makes your region special, both with your own community and with our Macaroni KID readers nationwide! Find out more now about becoming a Macaroni KID publisher!