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5 Excellent Things To Do in Maine in the Fall

things to do in Maine in the fall

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There is no better time to visit Maine than in the fall. The leaves change colors, the weather turns cooler and the scenery is never better. This year, make sure to book a trip with Dockside Guest Quarters because there are many things to do in Maine in the fall. Summer is a popular time to visit Maine, and spring in Maine is beautiful as well, but there are many excellent things to do in Maine in the fall!

1. Leaves

Maine is known for having wonderful foliage during the fall. These picturesque scenes can be found anywhere in the state, from the mountains to the coast. The ideal time to visit for watching spectacular Maine fall foliage is to head to the northern part of the state in late September while the rest of the state is best viewed during the first week of October. Enjoy the leaves in state parks or out on the coast, there are plenty of opportunities as this is one of the best things to do in Maine in the fall.

2. Casco Bay

Take a trip on Casco Bay with Casco Bay Lines and enjoy a trip to the Casco Bay Islands for a great look at Maine culture. The scenic fall weather will help set a great backdrop.

3. Haunted Walking Tours

Enjoy one of the haunted walking tours like the Wicked Walking Tour in Portland which is a popular destination especially in the fall around Halloween!

4. Apple Orchards

Head to one of the many amazing Maine apple orchards which makes for one of the great things to do in Maine in the fall. Apple picking picks up during September and October and is fun for the whole family. Some orchards offer hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkins patches and more great things for kids and adults.

5. County Fairs

What represents fall more than a county fair? There are several county fairs all over Maine in the fall, but local ones include the Union Fair from August 22 -29 and the Fryeburg Fair which goes from October 4 – 11.

There are many excellent things to do in Maine in the fall all throughout the state. Make sure to take advantage of this amazing season and all it has to offer in the area.

With so many wonderful things to do in Maine in the fall, make sure to book a stay at Dockside Guest Quarters so you can travel north to enjoy them. Not only do the accommodations offer timeless style combined with modern comforts, but when you stay you also get breakfast from our bountiful buffet each morning, ensuring that your days will start off on the right note. Our Dockside Restaurant is perfect for a great meal. For an all-around good time in coastal Maine, stay at Dockside Guest Quarters. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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