See fall foliage by water.

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New England Cruises
Although it's probably no surprise that New England is a great place to be in the fall, I prefer to avoid traffic altogether by viewing foliage from my favorite perspective: by water. Larger cruise ships like Royal Caribbean, Princess and Norwegian sail regularly from New York or Boston and up to Nova Scotia, Halifax and other parts of Canada for spectacular foliage viewing. If you prefer river cruising, there are other worthwhile options such as sailing the colorful Hudson River Valley on board the Zephyr ferry. But act fast, as those cruises generally stop sailing around late October to early November.


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