Watching the leaves change from deep, lush greens to vibrant oranges, golds and reds is a favorite fall pastime and nowhere is better for fall foliage adventures than New England and Canada. Whether you’ve never experienced a fall foliage cruise before or you’ve been drawn back to the charming region again and again, be sure to check out these top spots during peak leaf-changing season to admire Mother Nature’s annual masterpiece.
- Acadia National Park, available from Bar Harbor, Maine
Always an attraction regardless of the season, 47,000-acre Acadia National Park positively radiates every autumn with the glow of its changing fall leaves. The park’s 27-mile main loop is lined with postcard-perfect photo opportunities.
Shore excursion to try: Acadia National Park & Carriage Ride
- Cape Breton Island, available from Sydney, Nova Scotia
At the eastern end of Novia Scotia, Cape Breton Island offers stunning ocean views and endless vistas of treasured fall foliage. Particularly beautiful are Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the shores of the famed Bras d’Or Lakes.
Shore excursion to try: The Bras d’Or Lakes Grand Tour
- Plains of Abraham, available from Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City’s Central Park, Plains of Abraham offers the perfect balance of cosmopolitan pleasure and natural beauty. The 250-acre oasis in the heart of the city is also the perfect place to pause with a cup of hot chocolate and drink in the sea of red, orange and yellow leaves.
Shore excursion to try: Grand Exploration of Quebec
- Prince Edward Island’s Heritage Roads, available from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Discover the vivid apricot-orange of sugar maples, the blazing vermilion of red maple and sumac and the golden yellows of poplar, birch and beech trees along one of Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) unpaved and very scenic Heritage Roads.
Shore excursion to try: Anne of Green Gables & Island Drive
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