Get Your Fall Foliage Fix

With fall in full swing, now is the best time to take in the beautiful foliage that New England has to offer. You probably noticed the leaves turning colors in mid-September, but peak season is generally around the third week of October. Leaf peepers come from all over to take in the gorgeous crimsons, oranges, and golds that we New Englanders may take for granted. Why not spend an afternoon cozied up in your new fall duds checking out the foliage right here in our neck of the woods? Here are some of our favorite local spots: 

Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge is the perfect place to take in some fall scenery with over 175 acres and a variety of deciduous trees.  Head on over to the cemetery on October 22nd at 1:00pm for “Awash in Color: Fall Foliage Tour” and receive a guided tour through some of their most colorful trees. You can purchase tickets in advance here

The Charles River Walkway runs right through Watertown and is a wonderful place to take a stroll, bike ride, or run while taking in the foliage. 

We love apple picking and previously shared a few nearby orchards here. While en route to any of these locations (and once you’ve arrived!) you’ll be treated to all kinds of fall color. Plus, you’ll get to take home some yummy apples and fat pumpkins just in time for Halloween! 

Harvard Yard in Cambridge is a wonderful spot to spend a fall afternoon. If the weather’s right, we suggest packing a picnic and a blanket – the leaf peeping and the people watching are top notch. While there, stop by the John Harvard Statue and rub its feet for some supposed good luck! 

We also recommend any of the parks included in the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

Let us know -- what are your favorite places in and around Watertown to take in the fall foliage?