My husband and I have decided to to a road trip to New England for 2009's fall foliage. We are avid autumn lovers, and after so many autumns in Gatlinburg, TN we are ready for a change. We are from Indianapolis, and our beginning plan is to fly to Providence, RI and rent a car. We are planning on 10 days in the New England area.
Neither of us have ever been beyond NYC - so we have NO CLUE where to begin. We are huge nature lovers and enjoy hiking. We don't really want to do anything within cities (except we do plan on a day or two in Martha's Vineyard). I love waterfalls and mountains - and we really want to catch some great photo opps. I also really want some lobster and crab (selection in the Indy cornfields is sparse....lol)
Acadia is def. on the list - and I need to get to Ben & Jerry's. But other than that - we need some help.
What can't be missed? Where can I find some majestic waterfalls? What are some neat "off the beaten path" spots that locals love and tourists can't find?
And most importantly - we are wanting to go during peak foliage - what is our best bet? We are thinking October 2-11......should we shift to a week earlier? later?