Spooky events, harvest celebrations and plenty of New England charm highlight the Bay State during the prettiest weeks of the year. From the blazing palette of fall foliage to the dazzling jewel-tone shades of fruit ready for harvest, Massachusetts is the ideal canvas for planning an autumn tour.

As the first cool breeze of fall blows through the trees, anticipation grows for the fall festivities and approaching holidays. Groups can celebrate Thanksgiving in Plymouth, observe the cranberry harvest at festivals in Carver and Wareham, and bite into apple fests in Sturbridge and Princeton. Halloween-themed events take place in the bewitching seaport of Salem and Six Flags New England in Springfield.