I love the west coast and it is my home. Always will be. We have a beautiful fall season, but nothing can hold a candle to New Hampshire in autumn. All of New England is splashed with reds, golds, orange and light brown, but North Central New Hampshire is, in my opinion, the prettiest state at this time of year. The mountains look like they've been covered in Froot Loops. OK, I've never been to Vermont, but I did live in Maine for 2 years, and Massachusetts the rest of the time.
The following pictures are in no particular order, and were taken in the falls of 1983, 1985 and 1987. The most scenic byway is the Kancamagus Highway, that starts in North Conway on Rte. 302 and makes a loop through the White Mountains, back to North Conway on Rte. 112. It's an easy day trip. My pics take in a lot of the places on this map. When we went in the early 70's, my parents also detoured to take me to Story Land in Glen, and Santa's Village in Jefferson.