Remember one thing...it all depends on Mother Nature in New England. Last mid-October in the Boston area the colors were dull. It's Mother Natures decision whether we have/ had or will have too much rain or not enough, she's very fickle. Trip is right...A hooded sweatshirt will come in handy for early morning jaunts. The Colombus Day weekend in N.E. is filled with fairs, craft shows, the side roads with farm stands of freshly picked apples and if your lucky pure pressed apple cider. The roads are filled with "leaf peepers"..
One of the reasons I love living in New England.