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The signs are all around us: it’s peak foliage season in Massachusetts.
As orange and red hues wash across the trees, the scenery provides a delightful backdrop for photographers, hikers, bikers, walkers and everyone that enjoys time in the outdoors.
When it comes to scoping out the best and brightest colors, massvacation.com/fall makes it easy on you. For those who haven’t yet taken a peek, massvacation.com/fall supplies visitors with a unique real-time look at foliage conditions across the Commonwealth.
Each day, Instagram and Twitter photos that are tagged with the hashtag #MAinstafoliage are pulled into the map, presenting a nifty, in-the-moment glance at local autumn scenery from leaf peepers all around Massachusetts. Every week, we’re also selecting one “Photo of the Week” to be highlighted in a special way on the website.
With all of the lovely leafy locations that are now reaching full bloom, it’s no surprise that we’ve received a lot of awesome entries for the “Photo of the Week.” We’d like to send out a major “Thank you” to all of the talented foliage fans who sent photos our way, in particular to those who were generous enough to let us share.
Now, without further ado, here are 10 of the most vivid scenes from this autumn.
Savoy Mountain State Forest in Florida, MA by @seg0507
Orange all around in Westborough, MA by @taralat
Verrill Farm in Concord, MA by @kellyadevine
Yellow, orange and red in Stoughton, MA by @tylr1717_fs
Big sky in Pittsfield, MA by @anherrick
Golden leaves on Boston Common by @katiewassink
Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover, MA by @lyneration
Japanese Maple at Mytoi Garden on Martha’s Vineyard by @cjsetterlund
Harvard Yard colors in Cambridge, MA by @suzeeerox
Forest Hills MBTA Station in Boston, MA by @hopelandry
If you’ll be out and about during the next couple of weeks, throw your hat into the ring! It’s easy to enter: just snap a foliage photo in Massachusetts, tag it with #MAinstafoliage when you post to Instagram or Twitter and let us know where it was taken. Afterwards, keep an eye on massvacation.com/fall to see it on our foliage map, too!
To see more of the top #MAinstafoliage photos from this season, follow along with us on Twitter and Instagram. If Twitter and Instagram aren’t for you, you can always share with us on Facebook and see some of the top #MAinstafoliage shots there as well.
Which of these scenes would be your top pick for a day of relaxation? Let us know below in the comments!
Photo at the top: Amherst foliage by Lynne Graves