We are in the early stages of planning a 2 week break in New England in the first 2 weeks of October - arriving on the 4th October. We are thinking of spending the first 5 days in Boston as I think that is the holiday weekend, and then thought we would head to the Berkshires to catch some fall colours. We don't fancy the idea of driving from Boston - but would consider hiring a car once we are out of the city. Can anyone suggest where might be a good base for us either with or without a car? I'm assuming we can catch either a bus or train to this area? Have read a little about the Mohawk Trail which looks interesting and we'd quite like to be around that area - but that might not be practical. Any suggestions gratefully received.