Best Camping Spots to See Peak Foliage

White Mountain National Forest, Livermore, NH, USA
White Mountain National Forest, Livermore, NH, USA. Photo by Cloris Ying on Unsplash

One of the most beautiful parts of the autumn season is getting to see the leaves change color and fall from the trees as the air gets cooler. The Atlantic Northeast, in particular, is famous for having some of the most picturesque places for witnessing this change, and some of the locations even have space for camping. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the city and get some fresh air, so pack your bags and get your camera ready, because here’s our list of some of the best places for foliage season.

White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

This campsite is located just next to the Maine border, and it’s a great option if you’re looking for a quiet place to be one with nature. You’ll find plenty of wildlife and beautifully colored trees when camping here in early fall—just note that most of the leaves are gone by late October.

Brighton State Park, Vermont

Cabin rental options make Brighton State Park in Vermont a top choice if you’re looking to camp in a little more comfort. Stay inside and relax or venture out for a hike on one of the park’s trails until their camping season ends in mid-October.

Burlingame State Park, Rhode Island

Burlingame is one of the larger campgrounds in New England, so you’re sure to have plenty of space to enjoy nature. It surrounds a lake, so take a swim or rent a kayak as you take it all in.