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White church steeples peeking out in a sea of blazing orange, yellow, and rust-colored tree tops.

Rustic covered bridges littered with crunchy fallen leaves.

Charming towns and general stores decorated with mums, hay bales, and pumpkins.

These are the iconic images New England fall images that inspired this road trip. Along the way, we’d venture into historic neighborhoods of the region’s largest cities, hike along the rugged coast and to the top of a mountain, and visit childhood places near and dear to my heart.

I’m more than ready to relive this 16-day New England adventure so let’s go!