The Best Spots to See Fall Foliage in Boston this Fall Season

Photo Courtesy Wenjing Ding

By Wenjing Ding

BOSTON – Brisk mornings, overcast skies, and nature’s dazzling colors are beginning to take Boston from a summer destination to a picture-perfect fall.

From walks with crunchy leaves underfoot to photo shoots worthy of a postcard, it’s the perfect time to don a sweater and embrace the region’s impressive autumnal impressive scenery. Foliage across the Boston region will reach near-peak autumn colors this week, and next week is expected to bring the brightest views before leaves drop to the ground.

Here are Boston’s most scenic spots to view fall foliage.

1) . Granite Links Golf Club — Quincy | 100 Quarry Hill Dr, Quincy, MA 02169

The city of Quincy and the surrounding area celebrates a riot of colors in mid-October. Foliage across the Quincy area is getting near peak autumn color this week, and the peak show usually occurs in the last week of this month.

The Granite Links of Quincy is an excellent place to admire the fall foliage, Susan Cocova, a Quincy resident, said.

“Fall views on the course never disappoint.” said Cocova.

2). Powers Farm — Randolph | 592 N Main St, Randolph, MA 02368

Powers Farm is one of the South Shore’s true hidden gems for leaf peeping. This hidden gem on Route 28, just before the intersection of Grove and North Main streets, is a 22-acre parcel of land that once operated as a farm in the heart of town. There are pastures, fields, meadows, wetlands, and a pond, this spot is perfect for dog walking or bringing the kids. 

“The farm is awesome,” William Falcon, a visitor, said. “It’s really just beautiful to come here to see the fall foliage.” 

3). Hanover cemetery — Hanover | 47 Main St, Hanover, MA 02339

Hanover Center Cemetery was established in 1727, a little over 100 years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, 17 miles to our south. “Is an especially beautiful place when the leaves change,” Taraneh Palmucci, a resident of Hanover, said.

4). Bill Delahunt Parkway – WEYMOUTH 

Southfield’s Bill Delahunt Parkway, which begins in Abington and runs into Weymouth, was named one of the best fall foliage trips on the South Shore by resident Kate Vitale.

“During peak foliage, it’s a wonderful place not too far from the city to go and see the fall colors,” Vitale said.

Fall foliage season doesn’t last long. So when the opportunity arrives, don’t miss the view.

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