As I mentioned a while ago, every now and then I need to get out of this big, crazy city and get my nature fix (or my chloro-phyll as James likes to call it!). We had both heard such amazing things about Boston and New England in the ‘fall’ so we decided to head up there a couple of weekends ago for our anniversary. We only just caught the end of the autumn colours (which seems crazy because it’s really only just starting to happen here in NYC), but it was still spectacular. We caught the bus to Boston and then hired a car and drove along the Mohawk Trail, which was incredible – just miles and miles of endless gold, orange and red lining the roads. We’d hoped to camp in the Mohawk Trail State Forest the first night but it was all full up, so instead we stayed in a lovely B&B in a little town called Charlemont (and managed to almost burn the place down!!).
The next day we headed to MASS MoCA, which we were really excited to visit, and we both agreed it was one of the best contemporary art galleries we’d ever experienced, and in such a beautiful setting! We stopped in at a lot of cute little towns and then pitched our tent in Beartown State Forest that night, which was just incredible. We were camped right on a beautiful lake, surrounded by golden forest, with trails heading off in all directions into the woods. It was perfect (and we managed to survive the cold, the bears, the moose and the hunters – it was hunting season!). Our final day was spent mostly in Boston, and we wished we had had more time in this beautiful city. It’s such a pretty place and we loved just walking around and exploring the different areas, especially along the water and in North End.
We have a ridiculously long list of all the places that we want to visit from New York, but even so this was such a special area that I hope we make it back here some day!