Driving through Maine is an awe-inspiring experience in any season (provided you have four-wheel drive and studded snow tires), but there’s something truly special about fall. Maybe it’s the way our state’s already-grand landscapes explode in a pastiche of otherworldly color, indescribable in their boldness. For us in the know, the best leaf peepin’ isn’t done from the highway, but by navigating the small roads and country byways that crisscross Maine’s varied terrain. From ocean to mountain to fields that stretch forever into the horizon — these are some of our absolute favorite autumn views.

Maine nature never ceases to amaze us… but fall happens to be one of our favorites. So get out there and catch the colors of the season while you still can! And while you’re at it, let us know about all of your most spectacular fall drives, hikes and views.

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