The first time I visited New England in October, it blew me away.? Coming from Australia, I had no idea of the beauty I was about to experience.? The colors of the trees boasted bright reds, oranges, pinks and yellows, and extended for miles and miles along the winding roads of Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.? The air is brisk, but it is still plesant to spend the day outside, and everyone seems to be in god spirits.

It was also my first time apple picking, an event that comes only once a year, so the locals really get involved and turn the experience into a fun day outside in the crisp air.

I also got to experience a Pumpkin Festival, where thousands of people come out and carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, then light them as the sun sets.? I was so intrigued by the fact that everyone makes an effort to get involved and enjoy the season, as it comes around only once a year.

Fall truly is a magical season in this part of the world, and it is (in my opinion) the best time of the year to visit the region.? So, if you are looking for a great place to getaway in October, and you would like to visit a destination where the locals truly get involved with celebrating the season, plan a trip to New England, USA!