As the leaves change color and the air gets crisp, many people begin to crave all things pumpkin spice. If you're looking for the perfect place to enjoy all that autumn has to offer, look no further than Maine!
Fall in New England, Maine in particular is like no place else on earth! The vibrant colors of foliage in Maine make it a top destination for leaf peeping. The crisp cool mornings, rich smells of apple cider, crisp falling leaves, and pumpkin picking are just a few reasons to love fall in Maine. We have happily put together a guide of our favorite Maine fall activities to enjoy in the pine tree state.
Maine foliage report
Fall is one of the best times to visit Maine. Tourists flock from all over just for a glimpse at beautiful colors that change each year. Here you can find more than enough scenic byways like our favorite drive through Grafton Notch State Park where there are incredible views along with plenty else worth seeing in this state!
You won't want miss out on seeing The Rangeley Lakes Region either; it's home to many amazing wildlife species (like moose) plus offers stunning landscapes right off main road access points. Here you'll want to get at Height of the Land as well, where the most breathtaking view awaits! The Appalachian Trail which runs from Georgia to Maine passes right through this spot.
The Maine foliage report is a great resource that updates regularly with an interactive map around the state to show where to find the peak fall colors. Find it here.
Fall Fair and craft show Season throughout the state
The start of fall is the perfect time to explore all that Maine has to offer. From stunning foliage to delicious food, there's something for everyone to enjoy. One of the best ways to experience everything Maine offers is by attending one of the many fall fairs and craft shows that take place throughout the state.
These events are the perfect opportunity to get a taste of traditional New England culture. You'll find everything from hand-crafted goods to homemade food at these fairs, and it's all set against the beautiful backdrop of fall foliage. Check out some of the most popular fairs and craft shows in Maine this season:
-The Fryeburg Fair is a large agricultural fair held annually in Fryeburg in the U.S. state of Maine. The fair was first held in March 1851, and in subsequent years has grown to become the state's largest agricultural fair. During this fair takes place the Monday's Woodsman's Day, which is a local favorite. Woodsmen's Field Day is for men and women from all over the U.S. who compete in over 27 woods-related events. Bucksaw, standing block, the axe throw, tree felling, crosscut, springboard, they have it all!
-The Cumberland Fair is an annual farmers' fair held in Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. It is put on by the Cumberland Farmers' Club and is usually held the last week in September. This year will be the 150th year since it started taking place, so make sure not to miss it!
-The 23rd Annual Freeport Fall Festival at LL Bean is where we will be this fall because it is our favorite outdoor event! This 3 day event is full of amazing artisan vendors, free activities for the kids, music every day, and food trucks!
The perfect fall day includes a stop at Randall Orchards and Cider Mill in Standish, Maine. This family-owned farm has been in operation since 1906, making it one of the oldest working farms in the state. The orchard offers over 20 varieties of apples to pick, as well as fresh cider and apple pies.
Ricker Hill Orchards in Turner also offers pick your own orchard (and pumpkins) and the most delicious handmade donuts and cider at their tasting room.
Maine is one of the most popular states for apple picking, thanks to its long growing season and variety of apples, so make sure to put apple picking on your list of things to do in Maine this fall!
Picking pumpkins is a quintessential fall activity, and Berry Fruit Farm in Livermore is the perfect place to do it. The farm has a large pumpkin patch, as well as a corn maze and hayrides. After picking your pumpkins, you can enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider or roasted corn.
Their store is worth the stop as well.
Treworgy Family Orchards is also a great place to pick your own pumpkins! With over 40 acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds to choose from there's so many options to pick from. They even have a "Pick Your Own" Apple Orchard! After picking your fruit head on up to their famous bakery for some homemade treats.
Looking for a fun activity the whole family can enjoy? Check out the 5-acre corn maze at Pineland Farms! Get lost in the twists and turns and see if you can find your way out!
The Pineland Farms Market is well worth a visit while you're there, and you can also visit the barnyard animals on your trip too!
Whether you decide on one activity, or all, we're sure you will have a magical time this fall in Maine! Feel free to let us know which ones you tried, we love hearing from you!