Top 10 New England Leaf-peeping Locales


Old King's Highway, Massachusetts

The Old KiĀ­ng's Highway is flush with historical sites, antique stores and art galleries. It's a narrow road that wraps you up in its foliage and historical homes -- don't miss Edward Gorey's preserved home on Strawberry Lane -- together with a view of the Cape Cod bay. Depending on the weather and the season, you may catch the cranberry harvest. You can't go wrong with the seafood, either, but beware that many restaurants (and some shops) close after the summer tourist season ends around Labor Day.

Find your way: Old King's Highway is Route 6a on Cape Cod. It winds from the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal and through the towns of Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth Port, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans.