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6 Reasons You Need To Visit Maine In Fall

things to do in maine in octoberBeautiful fall colors, festivals, great food, and stunning scenery – that’s just a sample of what Maine in fall offers. If you’re going to visit, October is the best time! Not only are there plenty of things to do in Maine in October, but the foliage is at its best then, too. Stay at Dockside Guest Quarters in York, ME, and welcome the crisp air and shorter days with us as the year winds to a close. Here are some of the best things to do in Maine in October!

6 Reasons to Visit Maine in Fall

1. Maine Fall Foliage

If you have researched things to do in Maine in October, the first thing you discovered was probably Maine fall foliage. Once autumn comes around, trees all across the state bloom with beautiful fall hues, like striking oranges, reds, and yellows. Whether you take a stroll along the beach or drive through the mountains, you’ll fall in love autumn colors in Maine!

2. Freeport Fall Festival – Freeport, Oct. 1-2. 2016

Held at the Freeport L.L. Bean (L.L. Bean’s flagship store) and the Freeport Village Station, the Freeport Fall Festival will feature an art show, live music, a clam chowder competition, artisan goods, and more!

3. Hiking

Don’t settle for viewing the amazing palette of fall colors from the seat of your car – pack your bag and hit the trails! Maine and outdoor fun go hand in hand, and one of the best ways to enjoy the season is heading to any of the state’s numerous mountains and parks. Read our blog for more information.

4. Fryeburg Fair – Fryeburg, Oct. 2-9, 2016

When it comes to things to do in Maine in October, the Fryeburg Fair deserves your attention. Livestock, food, family fun and plenty of other great events (like the 4X4 Pulling competition and the Grand Parade) are on the schedule for the 166th Annual Fryeburg Fair. Don’t miss the Woodsmen’s Field Day on Oct. 3!

5. Harvest on the Harbor – Portland, Oct. 20-13, 2016

Head to Maine’s largest city and enjoy a celebration of the finer things in life – excellent Maine food and craft drinks, that is. Harvest on the Harbor 2016 features a savory schedule that includes Harvest Hop (a tour of a local brewery and a distillery), the Maine Lobster Chef Celebration, and the Chef Showcase.

6. Whale Watching

Whale watching in Maine extends into October, and there’s nothing quite like a day out on the water on a whale watching cruise. Expect to see humpback whales, finback whales, as well other native creatures!

Enjoy Maine in Fall With a Stay at Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant

York has all the essential elements that make New England’s coast so beautiful, and when you stay at Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant, you can take it in with ease. In the fall, our pleasant town transforms into a pleasant autumn escape. Start your morning off with our delicious breakfast, then stroll York Beach, visit Cape Neddick Lighthouse, or explore nearby cities like Freeport and Portsmouth, NH. End the day with dinner at The Dockside Restaurant, and then settle in for the evening in one of our cozy, inviting rooms. Start planning your Maine escape today!

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The summer hustle and bustle has gone, but we still have lodging options available! Take in beautiful southern Maine at our waterfront inn and enjoy delightful harbor and ocean views, as well as dining and shopping downtown! Book your stay and receive a complimentary welcome basket.

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