Where to go leaf peeping Columbus Day weekend

(WPRI) – Columbus Day weekend is the perfect time to admire fall foliage in New England.

There are many different spots in our area to catch the changing leaves. Some locations Eyewitness News Meteorologist Pete Mangione recommends include Rt. 6 through the Scituate reservoir and Rt. 44 off Smithfield, you can catch some pretty sights while driving westbound, as long as you keep your eyes safely on the road.

If you have time, drive to Chepachet and head south on Rt. 94, there will be plenty more to see there as well. In Massachusetts, hop on Rt. 44 in Seekonk and head east through Rehoboth, you may find some good views along the way.

You can also take Route 44 between Smithfield and Glocester, and if you’re feeling ambitious, complete the “Glocester Loop.”

The best time to leaf peep is when the leaves hit their prime colors, in southern New England, we’re not quite there yet. This weekend, you’d have to drive north to Vermont, New Hampshire and the Berkshires in Western Mass to catch the leaves looking their best.

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