It has been one of my dreams to spend a weekend in New England and to spend it during fall would be an added bonus giving me the best time to do leaf peeping. It all happened one weekend in October 2014 and everything was unplanned. Just as we arrived around midnight at the tiny but efficient Worcester airport in Massachusetts from a quick Peruvian holiday, my fiancée decided to drive me to Vermont. I realized then that I was actually living my dream spending the weekend in New England with the fall foliage at its peak!
My fiancée, who’s based in Connecticut, planned to tour me around the six U.S. northeast states comprising New England namely Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Boston serves as its financial, cultural and educational center. It played a significant role in U.S. history as the expulsion of the British authorities from New England in spring of 1776 led to the Declaration of the Independence in July 1776.
We arrived Vermont early in the morning after a long drive and we proceeded first to Burlington to check out Lake Champlain. There was not much exciting foliage to see around the lake so we roamed around town.
The maple trees were the most colorful ones and they have started to give up their leaves.
We then chanced upon trees of stunning colors just at the back of Burlington’s famous brunch rendezvous, Skinny Pancake, where we had breakfast.
Pastel-coloured buildings matched the stunning display of fall.
As we were about to exit Vermont, we stopped at Waterbury for some ice cream experience to cool ourselves off from the red-hot sceneries.
I had mint chocolate chunks.
It’s Ben&Jerry’s ice cream!
We drove out of Vermont into neighboring New Hampshire in search for Lake Winnipesaukee. The sight along the way was a never-ending display of the different hues of one of the most colorful fall foliage in New England in recent times as confirmed by a number of friends who live in and around the region.
The hills seemed splashed with colors. Imagine driving for hours on end with the amazing views.
Our next stop: the live free or die state, New Hampshire!
No, not yet. We have not arrived at our final destination in New Hampshire yet. We had a detour! Yes, a magnificent detour! We saw a lake, stopped by and searched for that legal (read: no trespassing) spot to view the stunning, colorful sceneries mirrored on water that I could only see on the internet and magazines.
I wished I owned one of those tiny houses on the banks of the lake fronting the magnificent display.
Tilting our views by another 45 degrees, we gazed upon another spectacular view of the lake. I was truly speechless!