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One of the best times to visit Maine is during the fall when Mother Nature lays a blanket of vibrant colors over the landscape. The red, orange and yellow tones of the leaves turn Maine into a pretty picture from mid-September until mid-October.
Maine is New England’s largest state, with an abundance of forestland, lakes, trails and wide-open, uncrowded roads.
Seafood lovers will be pleased to know lobster season coincides with this most beautiful time of year. Take a road trip and enjoy hours of peaceful roads. You might come across a food festival or autumn-themed event as you arrive at a Maine township to rest for the night. If you have many days to spare, you can be in the mountains one day, the beach the next, and dipping your toes into a lake the following day with those earthy autumn colors following you along the way.
Rustic red barns on quaint farms, rural cottages perched on scenic lakefronts, churches framed by foliage and water reflections enhancing the colors for trees will be scenic sights. The urge to stop and take photos will grab you often, so keep your plans loose so you are free to explore at your leisure.
The animals, birds, and other creatures will be out to play amongst the fabulous fall landscapes. You might see bald eagles, moose, mountain lions, and coyotes during your travels. While they are excited to see, make sure you stay safe from pesky ticks as well as aggressive bears. While it’s unlikely you will come face to face with a wild black bear, it is why we prefer the luxury of a nice hotel over pitching a tent while in Maine.
This brings us to a few recommendations for stylish stays in Maine. Captain Nickel’s Inn in Searsport has elegant Victorian-style rooms and makes a great base for exploring. The historic building dates back to 1874 and sits on three acres of pretty gardens, which turn on a stunning show in fall. You can walk to the Penobscot Marine Museum and are not far from Moose Point State Park.
Lodge at Moosehead Lake is another stunner. The surroundings in fall are gorgeous at this rustic lodge in the woods. In case you are wondering, there are often moose sightings.
There are so many wonderful places to stay as you head up the Maine coast. Every town is unique too. Many are rich in history and culture, and others are great places to pick up art, dine on seafood or kick back and relax.
Places that look especially pretty in fall time in Maine are:
You really do have to see Maine during fall at least once in your lifetime. Maine in fall is gorgeous any time of year, really, but especially in fall. Contact us for more details on Maine trips, and we can start planning your perfect vacation soon.
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