5 reasons to peep a leaf with Inns Along the Coast this fall

Fall foliage on Maine's midcoast.  Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Fall foliage on Maine's midcoast.  Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

While many think that summer is the busiest time to visit inns along the Maine Coast, fall is actually equally busy. Why? Because this is the most colorful time of year, and visitors from throughout the world flock to Maine to witness the beautiful harvest hues. The reds, oranges and yellow leaves highlight those wonderful crimson cooked lobsters that you'll enjoy along the way too.  Who says you can't get a lobster after Labor Day? Fall is a perfect time to enjoy lobster, lighthouses and fabulous Coastal Maine inns.  Combine the Inns Along the Coast 7 Day Fall Foliage Tour with our Lobsters and Lighthouses Itinerary,  and you've got everything you need for the perfect fall inn to inn vacation.

Just to entice you to consider an Inns Along the Coast autumn Maine getaway, we're going to give you a little insight into what you have to look forward to, and five big reasons why combining fall foliage with inns along the Maine Coast offer the ideal romantic Maine getaway.

1.  Maine inns are absolutely beautiful at this time of year.

Hawthorn Inn, Camden, Maine

Hawthorn Inn, Camden, Maine

Berry Manor Inn, Rockland, ME (Jumping Rocks Photography)

Berry Manor Inn, Rockland, ME (Jumping Rocks Photography)

Aysgarth Station B&B, Bar Harbor, ME

Aysgarth Station B&B, Bar Harbor, ME

2. Friendly innkeepers are on hand to offer great leaf-peeping photo ops and a warm greeting at the end of the day.

Sarah Lindblom, innkeeper at Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport

Sarah Lindblom, innkeeper at Captain Jefferds Inn in Kennebunkport

Saltair Waterfront Inn B&B innkeepers, Matt and Kristi in Bar Harbor

Saltair Waterfront Inn B&B innkeepers, Matt and Kristi in Bar Harbor

Ted and Lisa Weiss, innkeepers at the Hawthorn Inn in Camden

Ted and Lisa Weiss, innkeepers at the Hawthorn Inn in Camden

Dave and Kelleigh, your smiling innkeepers at Brewster House Inn in Freeport.

Dave and Kelleigh, your smiling innkeepers at Brewster House Inn in Freeport.

3. You'll be fueled for a fabulous day of leaf peeping after enjoying the fabulous breakfasts that come with a stay at the Inns Along the Coast.  And if you return hungry, you'll find fresh cookies, pie and other treats at the end of the day too!

Start the day with beautifully prepared fruit, like this broiled orange from Brewster House Inn.

Start the day with beautifully prepared fruit, like this broiled orange from Brewster House Inn.

Breakfast burrito served at Newcastle Inn.  Photo by Christian Giannelli Photography.

Breakfast burrito served at Newcastle Inn.  Photo by Christian Giannelli Photography.

Blueberry Crumb Cake served made with fresh Maine blueberries at the LimeRock Inn.  Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Blueberry Crumb Cake served made with fresh Maine blueberries at the LimeRock Inn.  Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Berry Manor Inn's famous pie, served 27/7/365.  Jumping Rocks photo.

Berry Manor Inn's famous pie, served 27/7/365.  Jumping Rocks photo.

4. The fall colors and leaf peeping along Maine's Coast is simply gorgeous.  See where the ocean meets the sea, from atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to Mount Battie State Park. 

Sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.  Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.  Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Midcoast Maine during peak fall foliage. Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Midcoast Maine during peak fall foliage. Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Fall gardens add to the color, like this one at Granite Inn.

Fall gardens add to the color, like this one at Granite Inn.

Fall decorations at Captain Jefferds Inn welcome fall guests.

Fall decorations at Captain Jefferds Inn welcome fall guests.

5. Inns Along the Coast's fall foliage and Lobsters & Lighthouses itineraries make a Maine fall getaway just that much more colorful and delicious.

Rockland, Maine in all its fall splendor.  Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Rockland, Maine in all its fall splendor.  Photo by PJ Walter Photography.

Fall foliage surrounds the Newcastle Inn.

Fall foliage surrounds the Newcastle Inn.

Lobster is still in ample supply up and down the Maine Coast.  Photo provided by the Maine Lobster Promotion Council.

Lobster is still in ample supply up and down the Maine Coast.  Photo provided by the Maine Lobster Promotion Council.

We hope we have convinced you that fall is a wonderful time to come visit the Inns Along the Coast.  To plan your Coastal Maine fall foliage getaway, simply start with www.InnsAlongtheCoast.com to plan the ideal inn to inn fall tour or combine some of our wonderful itineraries.  Most importantly, remember, book now or forever hold your peep.  Fall is a popular time to travel to Maine's coast.