Fall is finally around the corner, and you know I am excited. After experiencing my first New England fall, I fell head over heels in experiencing the beauty and magic of the changing colors. Now I know that many of you might start planning trips to New England, so I thought I would share five fall foliage trackers to use for your trip to the northeast.
Finding the perfect time to visit New England in the fall can be difficult, but using the foliage trackers can help you figure out the best time to see the magic. It can vary by state and region, so save these fall foliage trackers for your trip planning process.
Overall New England
If you are still in the planning process and don’t know where to go in New England, then this fall foliage tracker is perfect for you. Unlike the other trackers I will share, this features all of the New England states. You can select a date from the calendar, which automatically updates to show the peaks. You can also press the play button to see how it magically changes until the end of October.
I would also like to note that I could not find a map for Rhode Island or Massachusetts, so this map would be the best substitute for those wanting to visit in the fall.
The New Hampshire tracker is broken down by region. You can also see the most recent foliage report by clicking the area. New Hampshire’s tracker is easy to use thanks to the date slider that immediately changes the parts to show the status. You also get the option to see a text-only version and a mobile-friendly version of the graphic.
I am unaware of a cool user-friendly fall foliage tracker for Vermont, but they have this update page on conditions. The most recent updates will be at the top and depend on volunteers to get updates. So if you find yourself hunting for fall foliage in the state, you can submit your findings. The information is listed on the page.
Similar to Vermont, Maine also has a text-based fall foliage tracker. The updates are based on the weeks and show a graphic on the right. The picture will visually show where you can find the peak fall foliage magic. One cute thing about this tracker is that there are events and activities you can do in Maine in case you want some ideas on what to do.
Connecticut’s fall foliage tracker shows the state map with estimates on when the colors should start changing. At the bottom, you will see weeks where you can click, and the state map will show you where you can find the fall foliage. Another cool thing is that you can put options for scenic views and hiking spots, and driving routes to plan your adventure to find changing leaves better.
The fall foliage is affected by many things, so these trackers might not be accurate for next year. But these fall foliage trackers are an excellent way to plan your trips to see the magic of nature in New England.