Mid Coast Maine Fall Foliage
Maine’s foliage season runs roughly from mid-September to mid-October, but this varies widely depending on weather, topography and geography. During this time, the deciduous trees of Maine begin their colorful transformation.Columbus Day Weekend is often the focal point of fall foliage excursions although “peak colors” usually arrive well before the end of October in most of northern and central Maine.Please share your Maine Fall Foliage tour comments. To feature your business, contact us.
Mid Coast Maine Fall Foliage Drives
Boothbay Harbor, Maine Fall Foliage Drive:
Begin in Boothbay Harbor, where shops, restaurants, inns and chowder-houses surround the snug harbor. During your stay, take in the Boothbay Railway Village, enjoy a whale-watching cruise, a day-sail or a visit to a nearby island. If you time it right, enjoy the Annual Fall Foliage Craft Festival in Boothbay, an annual Maine Event held each year around October 9th-10th. As you might guess, it’s one of the best the State has to offer in foliage, food and fun.
Camden, Maine Fall Foliage Drive:
The Camden Hills, ablaze in fall color, slope dramatically to the harbor. In 1912, Maine poet Edna St. Vincent Millay reflected on this mountains-to-the-sea landscape: “All I could see from where I stood/Was three long mountains and a wood;/I turned and looked the other way,/And saw three islands in a bay.” Today, you can drive to the 800-foot summit of Mt. Battie to take in the poet’s grand view of the hills and Penobscot Bay.
Unity, Maine Fall Foliage Drive:
From Belfast, take Rte. 137 to Rte. 220 north to the town of Unity. This little inland diversion brings you to the 130 year-old Belfast/Moosehead Railroad, offering fall foliage day trips as well as overnight packages and courses where you can learn to actually operate an engine! The foliage rich trips take you past streams and lakes, highlighting the natural beauty of Maine.
Source: Maine Department of Conservation
Maine Fall Foliage Drives by Region
Aroostook ME Fall Foliage Drives
Fort Kent, Houlton, Presque Isle
Downeast & Acadia ME Fall Foliage Drives
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Eastport, Lubec, Cherryfield, Machias
Katahdin & Moosehead ME Fall Foliage Drives
Bangor, Brewer, Greenville, Lincoln, Millinocket, Orono
Kennebec & Moose River ME Fall Foliage Drives
Augusta, Skowhegan, Waterville, The Forks
Lakes & Mountains ME Fall Foliage Drives
Auburn, Lewiston, Norway, Bethel, Farmington, Naples
Midcoast ME Fall Foliage Drives
Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland, Brunswick, Belfast, Searsport
Greater Portland ME Fall Foliage Drives
Portland, Freeport, Yarmouth, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth
South Coastal Maine Fall Foliage Drives
Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, York