The leaf-peep­ing play­book: your guide to ev­ery­thing red, orange and yel­low, through the eyes of New Eng­land’s lead­ing pho­tog­ra­phers.

How to em­brace the fall fo­liage?—a raz­zle daz­zle road trip.

Boston Common - - CONTENTS - –Jes­sica Kas­par­ian

APPALACHIAN AMBLING

SNAP Connecticut-based pho­tog­ra­pher John Munno’s goto spot is the Route 7 cor­ri­dor from New Mil­ford to Corn­wall where the Housatonic River and Appalachian Trail wind through the area. “The ad­di­tion of two of Connecticut’s cov­ered bridges, wa­ter­falls, farms, and his­toric towns make for iconic fall fo­liage pho­tos,” Munno says. 203.405.3329, john­munnopho­tog­ra­phy.com STAY At the 58-acre Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa, plan to un­wind with a deep-tis­sue mas­sage at the spa or gear up for fly-fish­ing, ten­nis, and archery. From $675 per night, 118 Wood­bury Road, Wash­ing­ton, 860.868.9466, grace­ho­tels.com SUSTENANCE Ven­ture over to ON20 for daily-crafted sea­sonal dishes like fresh hamachi crudo fol­lowed by fire-braised s’mores. 400 Colum­bus Blvd., Hart­ford, 860.722.5161, on­twenty.com

BERKSHIRES BEAUTY

SNAP Pho­tog­ra­pher Erik Rank takes ad­van­tage of the de­serted, wide open spa­ces that au­tumn of­fers at Tan­gle­wood in Lenox. “...Cloudy days of­ten give you the best pho­to­graphs. If you can cap­ture a dark, cloudy sky in the back­ground with a ray of sun­light com­ing through the clouds on some col­or­ful fo­liage—that would be the money shot.” 917.533.3678, erikrank.com STAY The Aviary suite at the his­toric five-star Wheatleigh of­fers a down­stairs liv­ing room, sec­ond floor sleep­ing room amongst the trees, and a pri­vate cov­ered ter­race. From $725 per night, Hawthorn Road, Lenox, 413.637.0610, wheatleigh.com SUSTENANCE Enjoy lo­cal­lyin­spired dishes such as lamb T-bone at Ta­ble Six Restau­rant lo­cated in­side the Gilded Age man­sion-turned-ho­tel Kem­ble Inn. 2 Kem­ble St., Lenox, 413.637.4113, ta­ble­sixlenox.com

KANCAMAGUS KALEIDOSCOPE

SNAP For pho­tog­ra­pher Michael Blanchette, the Kancamagus High­way in New Hamp­shire’s White Moun­tains is where it’s at. “I view fo­liage as a mul­ti­col­ored back­ground but not nec­es­sar­ily the main sub­ject. [It] may be a white-steeple church, a me­an­der­ing road, or a re­flec­tion in a calm body of wa­ter.” 603.860.1306, michael­blanchette.com STAY Treat your­self to the Manor deluxe room— com­plete with a fire­place and Jacuzzi—at the his­toric Vic­to­rian ho­tel Stone­hurst Manor. From $256 per night, 3351 White Moun­tain Hwy., North Con­way, 603.356.3113, stone­hurst­manor.com SUSTENANCE Wel­come the morn­ing after at the pala­tial main din­ing room at the Omni Mount Wash­ing­ton Re­sort for cooked-to-or­der omelets along with a glo­ri­ous buf­fet. 310 Mount Wash­ing­ton Ho­tel Road, Bret­ton Woods, 800.843.6666, om­ni­ho­tels.com/MtWash­ing­ton

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