Football is starting, baseball is ending and you know what that means (in New England at least)… the leaves are falling off the trees. There is perhaps no better state in the Northeast than Massachusetts to see fall foliage in all of its glory. If you are going to visit the area in order to scope out leaves, pick some apples and take a tour or two, there are plenty of Boston Attractions to round out your trip with.
You may want to see Boston’s Old State House Museum or the New England Aquarium during your visit but, if you came for the leaves, taking the Fall Foliage Tour should be priority number one. Offered by Brush Hill Tours, the Fall Foliage Tour began running on September 14 and will continue through October 27. Guests of the tour will have the chance to experience the gently rolling New England countryside and take in all the hues that are produced by a slowly departing Indian summer. Watching the leaves gradually change color while traveling past quiet ponds, historic farms, weathered roadside taverns colonial churches and quaint village greens is a great way to spend a day.
Another great Boston Attraction that will give you a firsthand view of what the historic region has to offer is the Lexington and Concord Tour. The 90-minute Lexington and Concord Tour will take you on a trolley ride along historic Battle Road as you visit some of the most important sites of the American Revolution. You will probably recognize most of the stops on the tour from your high school history books. Guests of the tour will visit the Lexington Battle Green, Buckman Tavern, the Hancock-Clarke House, Minute Man National Historical Park, Meriam’s Corner, the North Bridge and many other historic places.
Although they aren’t quite the same as looking at the colorful leaves that are on display during the fall, there are a number of other Boston attractions that are best visited during autumn. One option is to head north of the city to celebrate the spirit of Halloween at the Salem Witch Museum. While you are in Salem, stop by the House of Seven Gables, a New England attraction that was immortalized in the writings of author Nathaniel Hawthorne.