Though we are technically not quite done with the summer season yet, our minds are starting to shift to autumn mode. In fact, the Daily Passport recently published a feature that names the best towns in the country for foliage, and two New England areas made the list.

“In autumn, many towns in the U.S. go through a fleeting transformation, as leaves on trees start to crinkle up and turn from green to fiery reds, oranges, and yellows,” Daily Passport says. New England is certainly well-known for the vast array of colorful leaves displayed on trees everywhere in the fall. The article continues by explaining how this annual occurrence leads to a leaf peeper’s paradise.

It is safe to say that all six New England states look incredible when the fall season is in full bloom. When you pair that with apple picking, pumpkin patches, and of course, some cider, fall might be when this region shines the brightest.

Nonetheless, there are two towns the Daily Passport recognizes that are a head above the rest. Coincidentally, both of them also have other peak seasons throughout the year.

Stowe, Vermont

“In autumn, the abundance of sugar maple trees surrounding this popular northern Vermont ski area put on a spectacular color show,” Daily Passport says of Stowe. On they even have an entire section dedicated to foliage adventure information. They call themselves “fall’s color capital.” The foliage finder on tracks how the foliage is turning up in eleven of the most popular areas. These are ideal spots for colorful fall drives and excursions.

To hit the next New England area that was named among the best places for foliage in the country, we’ll drive about six hours east.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Acadia National Park, in the fall season, is filled with every color leaf imaginable. Visit Bar Harbor suggests checking on Frenchman Bay where you can even kayak along the coastline. Then, if you are looking for a more up-close view, you can hike to the top of North Bubble. “Peak foliage in the Bar Harbor region is typically from mid-September into the first two weeks of October,” Visit Bar Harbor says.

Six Of New England's Best RV Sites

Now that it is officially summer, it’s only natural to start daydreaming about your getaway plans. In the northeast, we are fortunate to have many waterside areas that are ideal for campsites. Here, we are featuring six of the best RV sites in New England to explore.

We will highlight one RV site per New England state. Each of them are unique in their own right. But they all contain the essentials that you look for in a site.


Recreational vehicles offer their own living quarters. So when going through the various location options, lodging accommodations were not of the utmost importance. What was, however, is ample space to comfortably park your RV. Ideally, these sites offer the ability to leverage your vehicle as simply a resting stop to call it a day in. In addition, it was imperative the sites also are flexible enough that you can pull start up the RV and pull out and drive around where need be.


Once you have your spot, the surrounding environment is equally as important. Being lakeside is always a plus. Furthermore, RV and campsites are synonymous with families. Having a playground or firepit to cook up some smores is also encouraged. This area of the methodology responds to a simple question – what is there to do when you are not inside the RV?

The assumption is that regardless of where you go, there are trails to navigate the many New England mountain ranges adjacent to the best RV sites. A nice hike up to earn the appetite to grill hot dogs is a major site seller. The same holds true for bike paths.

Lastly, when settling on these six best RV sites in New England, they have to be a picture of fun, and represent a place that you can’t wait to return to.

  • Massachusetts - Pine Lake RV Resort

    These grounds were completely renovated and reopened in November 2020. It is located in Sturbridge, which is in the south-central region of the state. There is an eight-acre lake onsite, a large pool, and an indoor recreation center for movies and games. Pine Lake also has cottages that you can rent.

    Campfire in forest with RV in background.

  • Connecticut - Acres High RV Park

    Labeled a “luxurious camping resort,” Acres High is open year round. It is located in East Lyme, CT off Chesterfield Rd. There’s a large fishing pond that has a beach area on the south side and a brook with paddle boats available. There are great hikes right at the base of the grounds. Moreover, if you’d like to explore attractions in close proximity to the park, Foxwoods Casino and the Children’s Museum are a close drive.

    RV site with picnic tables at sunrise.

  • Rhode Island - Ashaway RV Resort

    Settled peacefully near Westerly, RI, Ashaway inspires relaxation. It’s more of a flat ground, but does allow bikes to explore the all the sites. You can chill with your feet up at Ashaway or you can be very active. There are go-carts, basketball courts, pickleball, tennis, volleyball, and mini-golf.

    RV trailer with lights glowing in the night

  • New Hampshire - Sea Coast Camping and RV Resort

    There are 152 campsites with 65 full hookups for RV’s. Sea Coast is right off US Route 1 in North Hampton, NH. It is surrounded by green trees. The closest shoreline beach is just four miles from the grounds. Onsite they are pet friendly and offer a large playground. While there is not a ton of swimming options outside your door, this is a great location to hit multiple New Hampshire vacation favorites. In addition to the stretches of beach, Portsmouth is only eight miles up the road.
    RV with door open parked along the grass and trees. Sun is shining down.

  • Vermont - Sugar Ridge RV Village

    Sugar Ridge is settled on 68 acres of maple and pine trees. You can even rent 40-foot campers at this family-friendly village. It is located on Old Stagecoach Rd. in Danville, VT. There are two swimming pools, horse wagon rides, and dedicated hiking and bike trails. Sugar Ridge organizes daily activities you can partake in as well.

    RV driving down a mountain side road.

  • Maine - Balsam Woods, Spacious Skies

    Spacious Skies has two locations in Maine, however, Balsam Woods is where RV’s go to really feel the spacious sky overhead. This is in Abbot, Maine, and while you share the grounds with cabins, you have the choice to pull your RV up to a woods or non-woods site. Regardless, there are miles of hiking trails. As for unique amenities – gem mining or jumping on a giant pillow trampoline anyone?

    RV parked with kids looking out the window. 2 adults sitting on chairs outside.

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