Special moments in an autumn drive come when we take the time to stop, look around, visit places, and meet people as memorable as the foliage show.
Fall settles into New England slowly, color sliding north to south, highlands to valleys—but not all at once. Trees answer to their own inner timetable. So roll down your car windows, and let the day unfold as gently as a passing cloud. Meander along two-lane roads (even a few dirt ones thrown in for good measure), ready to be surprised by what you find. The six drives that follow lead you into small towns with big hearts, mountains with stunning vistas, lakes and rivers with color shining off the ripples. Drive slowly and look around. Talk to the farmer at his stand, the artisan in her shop, the pie baker down her country lane. You won’t regret taking all day to travel so few miles. These just might become drives you’ll always come back to.
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