Planning a visit to New England this fall? Yankee Magazine's September-October issue can help you plan your trip.
The magazine, on sale the last week of August, offers ideas for scenic drives, fall festivals and other autumn pursuits, including how to grow a pumpkin 10 times your weight.
For road-trippers, Yankee looks at these routes:
The magazine also looks at five pumpkin festivals. East Hampton, Connecticut, becomes Pumpkintown USA daily Sept. 21-Oct. 31. Vermont's Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa takes place Sept. 28. Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, features 5,000 illuminated pumpkins nightly, Oct. 2- Nov. 2. The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest, including pumpkinboat regatta, is held Oct.
In addition, Yankee offers a live fall foliage map at YankeeFoliage.com, along with a trip-planning tool that predicts the level of autumn color for any date and destination in New England. Yankee also offers a mobile app at YankeeFoliage.com/LeafPeepr. Ideas for 24 scenic road trips are at YankeeFoliage.com/Drives.
The magazine sponsors a best fall photo contest as well at YankeeFoliage.com/Contests. The winner will be published in next year's fall issue.
Finally, you can join Yankee's foliage fanatic community on Facebook.com on the YankeeFoliage page.