Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Maine Like Never Before

Maine is undeniably beautiful at any time of year, but we’re a bit more partial to the fall. Maybe it’s because we’ve had a nice long exit from summer into fall and we’ve had some time to appreciate the leaves turning the glorious reds, yellows, and orange that dot the landscape each October. Now that the leaves are showing us their colors, it’s time to hit the road and see some of the best examples of the best fall foliage in Maine.

This adventure is full of the best things to do in fall in Maine. Follow this route (click here for the exact map and directions) and we promise you’ll see some beautiful scenery, mixed with a stop or two for meals and attractions. Once you’ve done the trip, show us a photo of your favorite fall colors over on our Facebook page!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Looking for other fun Maine road trips? Check out this spooky one that will take you though some of Maine’s most haunted places.

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Best Fall Foliage In Maine

August 13, 2019

What is the best time to see peak fall foliage in Maine?

You’ll find peak fall foliage during Columbus Day Weekend, but gorgeous autumn colors can be seen as early as September. Plan ahead and soak up the stunning sights. Maine’s whimsical autumn is meant to be enjoyed. 

Where are the best places in Maine to see fall foliage?

Acadia National Park glistens with fall colors, and people love venturing here to see the views. The gorgeous granite rocks and glimmering shoreline look even more spectacular amongst the crimson fall trees. People also love going to Baxter State Park during the autumn months. This natural wonderland offers breathtaking views of Maine’s vibrant colors.

What are the best Maine hikes to take in the fall?

Little River Community Trails, located in Belfast, are some splendid fall hikes. Here, you can walk along the colorful trees and feel the refreshing crisp air. Higgins Mountain is another short and sweet fall hike. This stroll, located in Reid State Park in Georgetown, is only half a mile, but it’s jam-packed with astonishing sights. Step Falls Trail, located in Newry, is a breezy one-mile trail that takes you to a rushing waterfall. This easy hike is perfect for all skill levels.