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first_img RelatedAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peepingAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peeping5 things to ‘fall’ in love with in Canada this autumn5 things to ‘fall’ in love with in Canada this autumnAutumn Deals: Insta-enviable but won’t break your budgetIn the northern hemisphere, leaves are on the turn, busy painting landscapes in fiery shades of red and gold. This annual phenomenon makes autumn high season and you’ll likely be competing with locals too, especially on the weekends. Book now to get the best deals.  Meanwhile, in the southern hemisphere, our… Dear Skyscanner,I love to go and see the autumn leaves at this time of year. Where are the best places for ‘leaf peeping’ and enjoying the autumn colours?Monica, PenzanceDear Monica,Autumn is my favourite time of year to travel – and not just because of the wonderful foliage displays around the world – it’s when some of the hot spots of Europe and North America have cooled to a more manageable climate.It is also the season of harvest, and therefore food festivals – a great time to be exploring the world. If it’s the leaves you are going for, first and foremost, then North America is where you should head – more specifically New England and eastern Canada. The further south you go, the later the season, so go early to mid-October for the north and early November further south. Vermont puts on a real show at this time of year, thanks to its mixed foliage of maple, alder, ash, red oak, birch and beech trees. You’ll be able to enjoy country fairs, harvest-time markets, farmers markets and even foliage festivals. There are also countless activities you can tackle in the great outdoors like hiking, canoeing, and fishing or maybe just peeping and snapping photos is enough. If you’re a real leaf geek, take a look at foliage-vermont.com, which is dedicated to tracking the colour change of Vermont’s foliage in an attempt to find that elusive peak when the colour is at its most spectacular. Keep an eye out here for timings and photos of some spectacular previous displays. If you head to New London in Connecticut, you can enjoy the foliage displays from the comfort of the Essex Steam Train, 1926 coal-fired steam locomotive. You will get a running commentary on the villages, farmland and mountain scenery you pass through and get great views of the Connecticut River, as well as dramatic crossings over the water. In Canada, the most famous spots are Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. All have websites, many with webcams, which help you to plan your trip around the most spectacular displays. The Laurentian Mountains in Quebec are some of the most spectacular in Canada, with their sugar maples and yellow birches. It all centres on Mont Tremblant, where there is an annual festival, Symphonie des Couleurs, from early September to the end of October. You can take organised hiking trails out of Tremblant, and there are open-air concerts and events for foodies. If that’s a bit too far to go and you’re looking for autumnal spectacles in the UK, try Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, famous for its great old oaks, and of course its legendary hero, Robin Hood. Make sure you pay a visit to Major Oak, the grand old master of the forest at well over 800 years old, and a half-hour walk from the Visitor Centre.There’s also the Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, which has its own maple shows from early October for a month or so. They are not as striking as the displays over the Atlantic, but magical none-the-less.Answer by Ginny Light – TimesOnline travel editorGot a travel question? Email sam@skyscanner.net and we’ll get our panel of travel experts to answer your question.Read more: Ask SkyscannerReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img