A few friends and us want to go on a 3-days/2-nights trip to the New England area to take in the fall foliage and to appreciate the beauty of the natures splendor. We'll start from northern NJ and heads north. We'll appreciate if anyone here can provide us with some tips or pointers as none of us ever done this before.
1. Is end of Oct to beginning of Nov a good time to go?
2. What states/towns should we cover considering our limited time. (We're
not going to do any hiking or climbing due to time constraint) We would
prefer the towns that will give you the full New England taste.
In addition, any recommendations for good decent motels (<$100/night)
and shouldn't-be-missed food places
3. What's the best possible routes/highways to take