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13 Scenic Destinations For People Who Unapologetically Love Fall

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1. Hanover, New Hampshire

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Why you'll never want to leaf: Hanover, New Hampshire, is more than just a college town. The home of Dartmouth College is also an epicenter of culture and natural resources, offering tourists everything from skiing and kayaking to galleries and art museums.

2. Salem, Massachusetts

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Why you'll never want to leaf: If you're looking for a city that's equal parts alluring and spooky, look no further than Salem, Massachusetts, and its unmistakably eerie charm. Be sure to make the most of this surreal city by catching a séance or magic wand class between leaf-peeping.

3. Burlington, Vermont

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Why you'll never want to leaf: Flanked on either side by Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield and brimming with exciting eateries and stores, Burlington is a city as one with nature as it is prepped for an influx of migrating Brooklyn hipsters.

4. Manchester, Vermont

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Why you'll never want to leaf: "Cozy" just so happens to be Manchester's middle name. Located in southern Vermont, this quintessential New England town is a leaf-peeper's paradise, complete with cottages, shopping, and restaurants to boot.

5. Sleepy Hollow, New York

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Why you'll never want to leaf: Sleepy Hollow's charm is no urban legend: This quaint New York town is teeming with rich history and beautiful fall foliage.

6. Mystic, Connecticut

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Why you'll never want to leaf: Mystic, Connecticut, is a town so delightful they decided to make a movie out of it. With its idyllic seaside placement and inviting local eateries (we hear the pizza is fab), finding seasonal fun in Mystic is as simple as a pepperoni pie is delicious.

7. The Berkshires, Massachusetts

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Why you'll never want to leaf: Sure, the Berkshires may be known as a luxe vacation home to the rich and famous, but it's the region's dazzling natural foliage that truly takes the pumpkin pie. Visit the Berkshires for unmissable foliage maps, guides, and scenic driving tours.

8. New Paltz, New York

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Why you'll never want to leaf: With its vineyards, orchards, and breathtaking landscapes, New Paltz is a dream for any admirer of the great outdoors. If you visit, be sure to take a hike through Mohonk Preserve, where thousands of trees await the nation's most devout leaf-peepers.

9. Portland, Maine

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Why you'll never want to leaf: From its renowned lobster dishes to picturesque rustic lighthouses, Portland is a seaside haven. Fortunately for us leaf-peepers, its prime northeastern placement also lends this by-the-water city to an ample amount of dreamy autumnal vegetation.

10. Middlebury, Vermont

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Why you'll never want to leaf: Middlebury's pictorial appeal can be found in its charming downtown district and thick batches of vibrant foliage that line its streets. This is a town in which you'll want to snag a coffee, find a cozy spot in a nearby park, and gaze upon fall's wonder for hours on end — and then maybe upload it all to social media.

11. Rockport, Massachusetts

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Why you'll never want to leaf: If you're fishing for a beach vacation that'll double as a thrilling leaf-peeping escapade, then set sail to Rockport, where scenic shores meet miles of picturesque foliage.

12. Cold Spring, New York

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Why you'll never want to leaf: Cold Spring's ample number of state parks mean many, many, opportunities to discover some brilliant autumnal foliage. For an added dose of culture, be sure to check out the nearby and super social media–friendly Storm King Art Center, where larger-than-life sculptures populate 500 acres of open land.

13. Conway, New Hampshire

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Why you'll never want to leaf: With its cozy small-town feel, Conway's quaint allure is undeniable. Its pièce de résistance, however, lies in Echo Lake State Park, an expansive swath of greenery and mountains featuring multiple overlooks for prime leaf-peeping.

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