Beautiful Fall Foliage in Massachusetts
Massachusetts has the greatest variety of land forms and vegetation in New England states. All parts of the state are good for foliage viewing except for Cape Cod, which has mostly evergreen trees. A great destination is the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, as well as the Central region, which includes Quabbin Reservoir, Sturbridge Village, and several state forests.
October is a good time to drive south of Boston, famous for Plymouth and several cranberry growers, which welcome visitors to watch the harvest. North of Boston gets busy in October with visitors traveling to Haunted Happenings in the town of Salem. Consider taking a half-day for a family activity like a visit to a zoo or museum, or a zip line or white water adventure tour.