Have you ever seen a mountain blush? There’s nothing like Fall in New England! It’s as sweet as summer’s Maine Lobster and blueberry pie! It’s a journey, not a destination and you don’t want to miss it!
With the Inn boarded up with its own splashes of red, you can still enjoy lots of natural brilliant reds and golds in the foliage around the great state of Maine. This image from maine.gov shows 75-100% peak color in 5 of the 7 zones a recent as this past weekend.
From the coastal tip of Southern Maine up through the mountains and Lakes Region there are enough choices for the active, adventurous hiker or the leaf peeping Sunday driver. You can even combine the two by taking the auto road up to the top of Mount Battie in Camden or Mt. Agamenticus in York. The views at the top are absolutely breathtaking. From Mt. Agamenticus you have a 360° view where you can see the White Mountain Range in New Hampshire to the west and the Atlantic Ocean with Nubble Lighthouse to the east. From Mt. Battle you have a panoramic view of Penobscot Bay and Camden not to mention the scenic vistas along the way.
Kennebunkport, Rangely, Bridgton and Bar Harbor offer their own spectacular, colorful views without the summer crowds. You can even enjoy a Chondola ride at Sunday River to take in a bird’s eye view before the snow flies! Check out some of the best places in Maine to go leaf peeping. With unseasonably warm temperatures this year and very little autumn rain, it’s a perfect time to extend your visit to the Pine Tree State before winter sets in. You can still ride the Pumpkin Train at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad during the weekend of October 28th and 29th. Enjoy the foliage, hot cider and cookies and explore the museum! Children can decorate a miniature pumpkin to take home with them. Free for museum members!
Directions to Mt. Agamenticus, York, Maine
Directions to Mt. Battle, Camden Hills, Maine. Take Rte. 90 for an even more scenic drive!
So gather the family, pack up the car and head north to “Maine, the Way Life Should Be”. Enjoy a cup of chowder or lobster stew along the way, take a road off the beaten path and experience Maine’s natural Autumn beauty.