When the air starts to become crisp and the leaves begin to change, it’s time to take a trip to Maine. In fact, fall foliage in Maine happens to be a significant attraction in the Boothbay Harbor area! Fall foliage peak times begin in late September and end around the last week of October. During this window, the area is awash with warm colors that remind us of the season’s many comforts. Here are three great ways to take advantage of the natural hues of autumn when on vacation here.
Between festivals, sightseeing, and relaxing, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the arrival of cool weather in Boothbay Harbor. Many guests come to Newagen Seaside Inn to get cozy and take in the state’s beautiful traditions and terrain. This unique hotel is surrounded by woodlands and offers on-property activities that make enjoying fall foliage in Maine even easier. In addition, our complimentary Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide provides an extensive list of the best dining, shopping, and fresh-air adventures available in the area. Download a copy today and start planning your getaway!
Some of the Best Ways to Celebrate Fall Foliage in Maine
The Fall Foliage Festival
The Fall Foliage Festival in Boothbay Harbor has been a Maine tradition for years. Held in the Boothbay Railway Village, it celebrates the season, the area’s railroad legacy, and the artisans that breathe life into the community. Every Columbus Day weekend, the festival is a prime opportunity to view fall foliage in Maine. The event features live music, delicious food, train rides, antique cars, pumpkin carving, and a craft show. There are also several exhibits on display that guide visitors through Boothbay Harbor’s railway history and what life was like there in Colonial times.
Boothbay Harbor Sightseeing
There’s a reason why Maine is so desirable during this time of year. The vivid colors inspire many guests to explore the area looking for photo opportunities. In Boothbay Harbor, getting outside to see this display is as easy as going fishing, touring a lighthouse, or even whale watching. Another great way to see the sights of Boothbay Harbor is to board a Cap’n Fish boat cruise. They offer tours through mid-October; while it may be a bit chilly, the view of Maine fall foliage from the water is absolutely worth it.
Get Cozy at Newagen Seaside Inn
Planning a trip to Maine in the fall? There’s no better place than Newagen Seaside Inn to get cozy by a warm fire after a day of observing stunning autumn leaves. Each of our cottages features a unique mix of style and comfort. In addition, guests have easy access to the inviting common areas of our historic coastal inn. The gleaming hardwood floors, cozy custom quilts, woven rugs, and local Maine art in our accommodations are all inspired by the expansive natural views that surround the inn.
After spending an evening relaxing fireside in our comfortable common areas, retire to the Evergreen Cottage. Renovated in 2015, this hideaway features two queen bedrooms, one bathroom, a full kitchen, and a built-in dining nook. The best part of this private bungalow is the living room’s wrap-around windows, which are perfect for viewing the surrounding tree groves.
Book your autumn escape now; Maine fall foliage 2017 viewing dates fill up quickly!