Catch fall foliage on the Mohawk Trail

August 11, 2011 12:00 AM

Autumn is just around the corner, and those who haven't gone on a summer road trip may want to put off their vacation plans for the fall - especially if they've never seen the leaves change in New England. Northwestern Massachusetts is regarded as one of the most beautiful areas in the country at this time of the year, which is why Reader's Digest called the area's Mohawk Trail one of the Most Scenic Drives in America.

Splitting off of Route 2, the Mohawk Trail will take drivers to some of the prime viewing areas for fall foliage. Places like Whitcomb Summit, Mount Grelock and Northfield Mountain all offer viewers excellent vantage points that look out over the entire region. Be sure to bring your camera for this trip, as you'll definitely want to capture the beautiful fall colors.

This area can have quite a few tourists coming along in the summer months, so it pays to plan things out in advance. Part of the pre-trip preparation is ensuring that you get your car a tune-up and vehicle inspection. Going to all of these different places can be a bit taxing on a vehicle, and nobody wants their ideal New England trip ruined by a maintenance problem.

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