Boston does Autumn Boston does Autumn


Boston, United States

“Are you a leaf peeper?”

Don’t be a prude, they’re all doing it.

Hardcore tree-huggers from around the world flock to Boston each year for ‘Foliage Season’.

At home Autumn means a sprinkling of orange and a crackle of leaves but the US does Fall as big as its food portions.

New England is king of rusty rainbow season.

There’s ‘foliage tours’ all over the region but you don’t have to leave Boston to get the Window’s screensaver scenes.

Boston Common and the Public Garden (above) are fiery red this time of year.

Or head to Mount Auburn Cemetery - the clues in the name (above).

But the best way to take it all in is a Charles River Cruise where you can get the full view of the tree-lined Esplanade.

But why does this happen??

A combo of soil, altitude, weather and tree species turns a whole city into a golden-purpley-crimson wonderland.

Get this blaze of colour into your eyeballs from late September, through October and into the start of November.