Here in Boston, it’s hard not to get excited when fall rolls around. Especially when the leaves in the Common become vibrant punches of orange, yellow and red. (We’re guilty of going out of our way to step on the especially crunchy ones.)
While writing about the stylish Back Bay Hotel in Boston we got to thinking: What if there was a way to hunt down the best fall foliage in New England? Good news: There is. Below we’ve rounded up 3 of our new favorite (and free!) autumn apps. Let the leaf jumping begin!
Leaf Peepr: With its color-coded maps (green, turning, moderate, peak, fading and gone), this app lets users check out how leaves look in different regions—perfect for planning mini road trips (or full-blown leaf-peeping vacations, for that matter!).
Alltrails: Hikers rejoice! This app finds nearby hiking and running trails (whether you’re enjoying a girl’s weekend in NYC or a home-cooked meal with the family in midcoast Maine) and lets users upload and browse photos of routes so you can scout out the area’s most colorful foliage.
Leafsnap: We’re the first to admit our fascination with foliage doesn’t always extend too far past the pretty colors. But serious leaf aficionados will love this app, which uses visual recognition to identify the Northeastern tree you’re peeping by taking a photo of one of its leaves.