Best Places to Capture Fall Foliage in Boston

Boston Fall Foliage

Boston in the fall is truly breathtaking because the city is home to many trees which show off amazing orange, yellow, and red leaves! There are some amazing churches, parks, streets, and buildings that you should check out and photograph this fall. Here are some of the top spots to capture fall foliage in Boston:

#1 – Charles River Esplanade

The Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts, is a public park situated in the Back Bay area, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin. In the park are walkways, statuary, the Hatch Memorial Shell performance stage, playgrounds, ball fields, and Community Boating. In the fall, there are many trees that boast amazing fall foliage!

#2 – Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Commonwealth Avenue Mall consists of 32 acres of green space designed in the French boulevard style by Arthur Gilman in 1856. The mall is a great place for photography any day of the year, but the park really shines in the fall when the trees change colors.

#3 – Post Office Square

Post Office Square is a beautiful public square located in the financial district of Boston. The square features a cafe, fountains, and a pergola around a central lawn. In the fall, you can catch the many trees changing colors which are well worth photographing.

#4 – Armenian Heritage Park

Armenian Heritage Park is a memorial park dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The park is located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Faneuil Hall and Christopher Columbus Park. The park has many great features including abstract sculptures, a reflecting pool, and a grass labyrinth. The fall foliage makes for a great picture!

#5 – Acorn Street

Acorn Street in Beacon Hill is often referred to as “The most photographed street in the country.” Acorn Street absolutely lives up to the hype as it is so breathtakingly beautiful. The street has so much charm with the cobblestones and beautiful brick homes. Visitors are urged to avoid driving on the street and walking on the street. But, it is definitely worth checking out from the entrances during the fall!

#6 – Corner of Joy St. and Myrtle St.

Beacon Hill is one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods you will find! If you are visiting Boston in the fall, be sure to check out the foliage at the corner of Joy Street and Myrtle Street!

#7 – Boston Public Garden

The Boston Public Garden is a large park in the heart of Boston adjacent to Boston Common. The Public Garden was established in 1837 and was designated to the National Historic Landmark Places in 1972. The park was the first public botanical garden in America. In total, the park consists of 24 acres which include beautiful trees, ponds, statues, and bridges.

#8 – Commonwealth Avenue

Commonwealth Avenue is one of the most iconic streets in Boston. Be sure to check out the beautiful homes that exist along the street and the lovely trees that shine with fall foliage.

#9 – Custom House Tower

The Custom House Tower is a skyscraper in McKinley Square which sits in the Financial District neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Find a tree with fall colors and grab an awesome photo!

#10 – Beacon Hill Doorsteps

Beacon Hill really shines in the fall! You can see some of the most beautiful doorsteps of Boston in Beacon Hill. Expect lots of pumpkins, leaves, and Halloween decorations!

#11 – Back Bay

Back Bay has a surprisingly large amount of trees which all look beautiful in the fall. Head to the top of the Prudential Center to grab a capture like the one above!

#12 – Mattapan Trolley

The Ashmont–Mattapan High-Speed Line, also called the Mattapan trolley and M Line, is a partially grade-separated light rail line that forms part of the MBTA’s Red Line rapid transit line. Check out the trolley track in the fall for a beautiful view!

If you missed out on the fall foliage in Boston, don’t worry. There are so many great spots to photograph in Boston. Check out our blog post “18 Unique Boston Spots to Photograph

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