Stroll the lighted Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall

The visitors center at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) Take a half-mile illuminated stroll through the Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall. Autumn Illuminated, the name of this event, highlights the fall colors in the garden. Autumn Illuminated starts Thursday, September 30, and ends Sunday, October 31. Hours … Continue reading Stroll the lighted Tower Hill Botanic Garden this fall

Armchair photo tours: A fall day trip in the Connecticut River Valley with a stop at Gillette Castle

A view of the early fall colors in the Connecticut River Valley near East Haddam Photos by Cheryl Landes The Connecticut River Valley is a beautiful mix of scenery, history, and wildlife. In the fall, the changing colors enhance the experience. I joined some local friends on a day trip through the valley one day … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A fall day trip in the Connecticut River Valley with a stop at Gillette Castle

Armchair photo tours: Damon Pond near Ashby, Massachusetts

Damon Pond near Ashby, Massachusetts Photos by Cheryl Landes Damon Pond in the Willard Brook State Forest is a nice place to stop and take a short break during a drive in northcentral Massachusetts. There's a short walk along the beach and a cute covered pedestrian bridge across Willard Brook. The pedestrian bridge crossing Willow … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Damon Pond near Ashby, Massachusetts

See beautiful fall color on these 11 bicycle rides in the U.S.

Fall colors at the Androscoggin State Wayside along the Androscoggin River in Errol, New Hampshire (photo by Cheryl Landes) Looking for some trails or roads where you can enjoy the fall foliage from your bicycle? Here are 11 suggestions from Bicycle Magazine: The Erie Canalway Trail in Western New YorkFlash of Gold in Steamboat Springs, … Continue reading See beautiful fall color on these 11 bicycle rides in the U.S.

Find the peak color in New England on this live fall foliage map

Fall colors at Umbagog Lake in Cambridge, New Hampshire (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're looking for the best spots for leaf peeping in the New England, check out this peak fall foilage map from Yankee Publishing. Select a date on the calendar to see which areas are before peak color, at peak, or past … Continue reading Find the peak color in New England on this live fall foliage map