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The Best Leaf-peeping Spots in Boston? Start with Northeastern’s Campus Arboretum

Autumn is a special time of the year in New England, when leaf-peepers travel from all over the world to take in the natural fireworks that happen every fall. But, if you’re close to Northeastern’s Boston campus, you don’t have to travel very far at all—the campus, which was officially recognized as an arboretum in 2019, features a stunning autumnal display all its own.

Northeastern is the only university in Boston to have an arboretum on its campus, and it features more than 143 plant species and 1,400 trees.

Thanks to a mild fall so far, most of the campus is still green, says Chuck Doughty, who oversees landscaping for Northeastern. The scattered yellowing is likely due more to dryness than cooler weather, although there are evident hints of the hues to come.

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