2 of the best fall foliage spots in America are here in New England, according to USA Today readers

You'll find them in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

New Hampshire: The White Mountains trail via the Kancamagus Highway is one of the best ways to see all the foliage New Hampshire has to offer. There are plenty of gorgeous spots along the way, like Lower Falls, to stop and see foliage and waterfalls.
The White Mountains via the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. –Photo courtesy of White Mountains New Hampshire

If you’re debating where in the region to head for a leaf peeping road trip, take a quick peep at this list of the best destinations for fall foliage in America, according to USA Today readers.

The list, released Friday as part of USA Today’s 2018 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards, includes two New England locales: New Hampshire’s North Conway and the White Mountains ranked No. 5, and the Berkshires came in at No. 7. (The No. 1 fall foliage destination was Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.)

“The annual display of fall color in the White Mountains of New Hampshire typically takes place each September and October, attracting millions of visitors from around the globe,” the publication wrote. “One of the best places to take it all in is along the 34-mile Kancamagus Highway as it cuts through White Mountain National Forest.”

The Mohawk Trail region in Western Massachusetts. —Eugene Michalenko / Photo courtesy of Mohawk Trail
As for a foliage trip to Western Massachusetts, USA Today wrote, “Visitors to the Berkshires in the autumn have numerous options for taking in the fall color. One popular option is the Mohawk Trail along Route 2, a road affording spectacular views of the fall leaves. Another common leaf peeping trip is Route 8 from North Adams to Mount Greylock, the highest peak in the state.”
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For the 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards lists, USA Today travel experts select 20 nominees in topics that range from food to lodging, destinations to things to do, and then ask readers to cast votes to determine the top 10.

Read the full list of best fall foliage destinations here.

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