Five ways to fall in love with maine

Five ways to fall in love with maine

Let’s have a SAFE AND SOCIAL-DISTANCED FALL

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and Out Of This World Views

While vibrant Fall foliage canvasses the region in color, seasonal brews flow, and our culinary scene competes to out due each other with classic Fall favorites. I mean let’s face it—is there anywhere better to be in Fall than in Maine?

There is plenty of safe and social-distanced fun to have in Maine this Fall. We employed ongoing efforts like: increased testing, symptom checks, and wearing a mask. Hotels are open, restaurants are seating indoor/outdoor, and some tours are up-and-running. Want to learn more about what the state is doing to keep our visitors and community healthy? Visit our COVID-19 FAQ.


1 . Get Active on Fall Foilage Trails

Bradbury Mountain Fall Foliage, Photo Credit: Tim Greenway

All levels, all ages, all speeds.

Do a loop around Back Bay Cove for some city views. Take the Eastern Promenade Trail for a trip around the water’s edge of Casco Bay. Want a more challenging adventure? Take a drive to Falmouth (Just 10 miles from Portland) to explore Macworth Island State Park. Or head up to Pownal (20 miles outside Portland) to tackle Bradbury Mountain.

(Photo: Bradbury Mountain Fall Foliage, Photo Credit: Tim Greenway)


2. Taste Fall Food + Drink

Yellow Trees Lining Road, Photo Credit: Corey Templeton

Calling All Comfort Foods!

We aren’t here to stir-up the ongoing debate of Pumpkin Spice Vs. Apple Cider. We love it all—especially when local breweries bring back our favorite seasonal stouts and ales every Fall. Restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor seating or try to-go cocktails and tasty takeout treats. There’s an option for every comfort level. Visit Portland Food Map’s Big Takeout/Delivery list for a full list of who’s open.

(Photo: Yellow Trees Lining Road, Photo Credit: Corey Templeton)


3. Cozy Up at an Inn

Blind Tiger, Photo Courtesy of Read McKendree and Lark Hotels

Warm-up with Indoor Fireplaces

Interested in a cozy B&B? How about a luxury, boutique hotel? It’s all here whether you want to be in the middle of the action in Downtown Portland or tucked away in the outdoor paradises across the region. You can be close to the action or tucked away in your corner of the world.

(Photo: Blind Tiger Bedroom, Photo Courtesy of Read McKendree and Lark Hotels)


4. Visit a local farm

Pumpkin Patch, Photo Credit: Chris Lawrence

Your Local Spin on Fall Favorites

Get your hands on Maine’s thriving farms and gardens this year. It’s never more alive than harvest time when you can handpick your own pumpkins, apples, gourds and more.

(Photo: Pumpkin Patch, Photo Credit: Chris Lawrence)


5. Get Out on the Water

Working Waterfront, Photo Credit: Peter G. Morneau

Make a Splash!

Grab your favorite sweater and head out on on the water. Catch us from every angle as you view Portland, Maine’s foliage from the cool, clear waters of Casco Bay. Take a scheduled cruise or tour (adjusted this year with limited capacities and physical distancing) or go out on your own via a charter or water taxi. There’s plenty of ways to sail through the sensational scenery this Fall.

(Photo: Working Waterfront, Photo Credit: Peter G. Morneau)


Keep Up with the color changes

To keep up with the Fall colors, check-in on Visit Maine’s Fall Foliage Report.

Eastern Promenade Walk with Bench in Fall, Photo Credit: Corey Templeton
Eastern Promenade Walk with Bench in Fall, Photo Credit: Corey Templeton