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Fall Foliage Vacations in Maine

Fall colors in New England are justifiably famous all around the globe, and here in Southern Maine we’ve got our own magnificent act of the dendrological program. Our autumn canopies tend to peak in mid-October, which means now is definitely the time to book your getaway to the Beautiful Place by the Sea and catch the 2018 action before it fades!

Keeping Track of Fall Colors in the Ogunquit Region

The Maine government website offers plenty of online resources for knowing when and where to catch the fall-colors show in Vacationland: no surprise given how world-class it is, and how many “leaf-peepers” flock here from all over the place to appreciate it.

And if you want to really get inspired to check out this natural wonder for yourself, just take a gander at Maine’s official fall-foliage Instagram feed: There’s some eye-popping, wall-calendar-worthy imagery posted from all over here each and every year.

Fall Colors in Southern Maine

Given our southerly position and ocean-moderated climate, the coast of Southern Maine typically enjoys the last climax of the state’s fall colors. So there’s still time, in other words, to experience the reds, yellows, bronzes, purples, and other hues our hardwood trees and shrubs deck themselves out with in October!

Good Spots for Leaf-Peeping Near Properties

Just a short drive through the countryside outside Ogunquit will serve up great fall colors, but there are definitely some rewarding hotspots for truly superlative leaf-peeping. Mount Agamenticus just a few miles outside of town provides magnificent highland views over the most extensive tract of protected coastal forest between Acadia National Park and the New Jersey Pine Barrens: a leaf-peeping panorama well worth seeking out!

Ferry Beach State Park in Saco, less than an hour’s drive north of Ogunquit, provides one of the most unique leaf-peeping experiences in Maine, given its coastal swamp includes black tupelo (aka blackgum) trees at the northern fringe of their natural range. The tupelos—much more widespread in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast—flash a fiery crimson before shedding their leaves.

Other good options in the vicinity include the Wells Reserve just minutes from Ogunquit as well as Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park (Freeport) and Bradbury Mountain Stae Park (Pownal).

Book a Leaf-Peeping Getaway With

Don’t wait another minute: Book a near-future escape to the Beautiful Place by the Sea with and catch Southern Maine’s fall colors when they’re at their magnificent peak!