There’s no place like fall in New England. Boston, with its numerous parks and plentiful walking paths, is a wonderful place to enjoy the colors of autumn. Grab a pumpkin-spice latte and soak in all the fall glory. Here are the best spots to check out the changing leaves in Beantown:
As the oldest public park in the United States, the Boston Common is home to numerous walking paths that lead to different neighborhoods of the city, while offering a piece of nature in the midst of Boston’s bustling downtown. The countless trees in the Common are always bursting with color during September and October.
The Boston Common. Boston, MA.
Lining Commonwealth Avenue in Downtown Boston, this corridor of oak trees turns shades of bright yellow and orange as the season changes from summer to fall. It’s a wonderful spot for an afternoon stroll, lined with benches, and is quite close to shopping areas downtown.
Commonwealth Avenue Mall. 484 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.
One of the main attractions of Cambridge, Harvard Yard is housed within the campus grounds of Harvard University. Dotted with colorful chairs where you can sit, read and relax, the grounds are rich with orange, red and yellow leaves when fall comes around.
Harvard Yard. 2 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
Hallmarked by its quaint cobblestone streets, beautiful brick buildings, and lined with numerous trees, Beacon Hill is a perfect place to enjoy the fall colors. Head down Charles Street for some autumn shopping, grab a warm drink from Tatte, and wander through the side streets lined with foliage.
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA.
Back Bay Fens
Commonly know as “The Fens,” this green collection of parks was constructed in 1879 and remains a popular outdoor area in Boston. You can enjoy the community gardens, historic memorials and open areas to play ball.
Back Bay Fens. 85 Park Drive, Boston, MA.