By AAA Travel Editors
September 15, 2022
A treasure trove of history and natural scenery that is the dictionary definition of “picturesque”—these are two prominent aspects that define New England. Postcard-perfect towns like Laconia and North Conway are delightful at any time of year. But if you want to see this part of the country at its most extravagantly colorful, follow the leaf-peepers and hit the road in September or October, when rugged mountain passes and winding country lanes burst into full fall glory.