Maine Seasonal October 11, 2016
There’s No Better Place To See Fall Colors Than Right Here In Maine
One of the best parts about living in this region of the country is that once fall comes, our state begins turning into a vibrant and eye-catching masterpiece that’s incredible to experience. From one-of-a-kind fall
foliage train rides that will steal your breath away to beautiful country roads that are perfect for a scenic drive where you can view all of our changing colors, there’s plenty to do this season that will keep you busy. Just recently, travel site Condé Nast Traveler included Maine on their list of the best places to view America’s fall foliage. Any guesses as to where in our state they suggested visitors take a trip to? Let’s find out!
For most of the states that are tucked in the upper right hand corner of America, this week has been incredible for viewing fall foliage.
To make things simpler for readers,
Condé Nast Traveler
broke down their article by dividing things up between the East and the West. They also took things one step further and broke down each region by naming off which areas have the longest foliage season, where the best views are, which area has the most variety, where has the most intense colors and which region is the least crowded.
So, which category did Maine win? The less-crowded region to visit.
That's right! Our short but sweet fall foliage won the title of being the underrated gem of the East Coast. The travel site went on to explain that while we may have a shorter foliage season than some of our other surrounding states, if you can make the trip out here it'll be more than worth it. Another bonus? You won't find crazy expensive leaf-peeping rates here when it comes to a place to stay during this season.
The travel site suggests that visitors who are looking to experience our fall foliage should take an adventure out to Grafton Notch State Park in Newry.
Especially true for those of our visitors who are coming from out of state, Acadia National Park tends to be the popular place to visit no matter what time of year it is. Instead of dealing with all of the tourists and crowded trails there,
Condé Nast Traveler
suggests you avoid the chaos and head on over to Grafton Notch State Park in Newry instead.
What makes Grafton Notch State Park worth a visit?
If all of the pictures above couldn't convince you that this is the place to be when it comes to viewing our foliage, then how about the fact that you'll easily fall in love with the beautiful hikes you can take here? And who doesn't love waterfalls! Screw Auger Falls is just one of the many reasons why this state park will blow you away.
Helpful tip? Don't forget to
to check out the official Maine fall foliage report before you plan your trip!
There’s always an adventure waiting to be taken here, especially in the fall! For further inspiration, check out these
7 Tourist Towns In Maine That Are More Delightful During The Off-Season!