Off-the-Beaten-Path Places to Leaf Peep in the Northeast
PHOTO: North view from Heublein Tower in Simsbury, Conn. (via Flickr.com/Bryan Sereny)
Sick of the same old vistas when it comes to fall leaf-peeping? The Toronto Sun has some suggestions for those looking the get a new vantage point of this spectacular season.
In Connecticut, the paper recommends Heublein Tower in Simsbury.
“The 53-meter tower was built in 1914 by liquor magnate Gilbert Heublein as a summer home and offers spectacular views that on a clear day extend north to the Berkshires in Massachusetts and south to Long Island Sound, the paper reports.
When you are headed to Maine, try Ricker Hill Orchards in Turner.
“The orchard's hillside "u-pick" area offers a stunning view of Maine's western lakes and mountains region, with views of foliage stretching all the way to New Hampshire,” says the Sun.
In Massachusetts, Cape Cod offers a great alternative.
“Most people associate Cape Cod with summer, sand and surf, but the peninsula offers some postcard-perfect backdrops for foliage,” reports the paper.
In New Hampshire, the Sun suggests heading to Milan State Park.
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“Brilliant leaves contrast beautifully with fog that settles in the valleys and the mountains,” says the Sun. “The revamped park, about 225 km north of Concord, includes a hilltop campground with a half-dozen campsites and four furnished yurts available to rent through Oct. 24.”
Find more places to leaf-peap in New England here.
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