Best Affordable Fall Foliage Towns
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The Berkshires may be more famous than the rolling hills of Central Massachusetts, but this sleepy area offers timeless towns like Petersham. Just 90 minutes from Boston, Petersham offers a classic New England town green, white clapboard houses, and century-old maple trees, while the surrounding dense forest explodes into reds, oranges, and yellows come late September.
Fall Color Hotel: The Inn at Clamber Hill in Petersham is a five-room bed-and-breakfast surrounded by forest. Doubles from $169.