Whatever you do, don’t miss these great leaf peeping opportunities along the Maine Coast

Fall views in Midcoast Maine. Photo by PJ Walter photography.

Fall views in Midcoast Maine. Photo by PJ Walter photography.

Consult the Maine fall foliage map, and you’ll see that harvest hues are infiltrating the state from west to east.  It seems like fall colors started turning a little earlier this year, but there’s plenty more to enjoy.  For leaf-peepers in Maine, October is the bucket list month for Maine inn getaways.  From vistas of the mountains meeting the sea in Camden and Rockland to the pumpkin trail from Freeport to Damariscotta and of course, Acadia National Park is in a league of its own during autumn, this is the time for your Inns Along the Coast fall sightseeing vacation.

Let’s take a look at some of the fabulous Maine leaf peeping opportunities you don’t want to miss this fall.

Berry Manor Inn lit up for autumn guests. Photo by Jumping Rocks Photography.

Berry Manor Inn lit up for autumn guests. Photo by Jumping Rocks Photography.

Inns Along the Coast 7-day Fall Foliage Tour

Inns Along the Coast have created a number of inn to inn itineraries offering travelers the perfect road map for themed adventures along Maine’s Coast.  Each of the itineraries pairs suggestions for things to do with stays at the member inns.  The 7-day Fall Foliage Tour offers the ideal plan for visiting beautiful Coastal Maine inns and the top attractions, lookout points, and ideas for leaf peepers.  You can choose to visit all of the Inns Along the Coast or pick and choose one or two destinations from the itinerary and book stays in those regions.  The inn to inn itineraries are designed to allow travelers to plan on their own, according to their dates available and their budget.

Fall gardens at Newcastle Inn. Newcastle Inn photo.

Fall gardens at Newcastle Inn. Newcastle Inn photo.

Pair shopping with leaf peeping and Maine Inns

No trip to Maine is complete without a visit to LL Bean’s Freeport store.  Fall is the season to beef up that winter wardrobe or get a jump on holiday shopping.  Stay at the Brewster House B&B and you’re within an easy stroll of LL Bean’s flagship store.  Yet, Maine shopping goes well beyond LL Bean! You’ll find wonderfully unique and individually owned shops in Kennebunkport when you stay at Captain Jefferds Inn and in Rockland when you stay at LimeRock Inn, Granite Inn or Berry Manor Inn.  No visit to Maine is complete without a little shopping in Bar Harbor.  Both Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B and Aysgarth Station B&B are within walking distance of Bar Harbor’s shopping district.  The Newcastle Inn offers easy access to Damariscotta’s river view shopping – home to the first Reny’s store in Maine along with the only Reny’s Underground for true bargains, and the Hawthorn Inn is just two blocks from Camden’s eclectic shopping  and restaurants.

Fall view over Acadia National Park. Saltair Inn photo.

Fall view over Acadia National Park. Saltair Inn photo.

Shout your fall joy for views from Maine’s mountain tops

Inns Along the Coast are lucky enough to be located near some of Maine’s most famous mountains offering stellar fall views.  Stay at our Bar Harbor Inns and drive or hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain for amazing views both out to sea and over Acadia National Park.  Be the first to welcome in the day by taking in a fall view as the sun rises from the top of Cadillac Mountain; a thrilling experience.

Another option for mountain-top fall foliage views where the mountains meet the sea is Mount Battie, just a few miles from the Hawthorn Inn in Camden.  Hike to the top or drive up for the perfect sunrise or sunset view over Camden Harbor, ringed with beautiful fall color and Curtis Lighthouse at the mouth of the harbor.  What could be more quintessentially Maine than a harbor filled with boats and lighthouses?

There aren’t just three reasons to enjoy a fall foliage getaway to Maine’s inns this fall.  There are plenty more reasons to choose an Inns Along the Coast fall getaway. Of course, the welcoming innkeepers offering their secret spots for the perfect fall selfie and a hearty breakfast to begin the day is another reason, but that’s something offered year-round.  And don’t forget the lobster!  Believe us – there’s still plenty of lobsters to enjoy after Labor Day.

Don’t forget to book direct when you visit any of the nine Inns Along the Coast.

Colorful trees ring the Brewster House B&B. Brewster House photo.

Colorful trees ring the Brewster House B&B. Brewster House photo.

In Camden

Hawthorn Inn: Email: info@camdenhawthorn.com, website: https://www.camdenhawthorn.com/,  207-236-8842, Your hosts: Ted & Lisa Weiss

In Freeport

Brewster House B&B: Email: info@brewsterhouse.com, website: https://www.brewsterhouse.com/, 207-865-4121, Your hosts: Dave Noel & Kelleigh Dulany & family.

In Kennebunkport:

Captain Jefferds Inn: Email: captjeff@captainjefferdsinn.com, website: www.captainjefferdsinn.com, reservations: 800-839-6844, 207-967-2311, Erik and Sarah Lindblom.

In Newcastle

Newcastle Inn:  Email: info@newcastleinn.com, Website: www.newcastleinn.com, reservations: 207-563-5685, Your hosts: Julie Bolthuis and her four-legged assistant innkeeper, Jabu.

In Rockland:

Berry Manor Inn: Email: info@berrymanorinn.com, website: www.berrymanorinn.com/, reservations: 800-774-5692/ Business line: 207-596-7696, Innkeepers:  Cheryl Michaelsen & Mike LaPosta

Granite Inn: Email: info@oldgraniteinn.com, website: OldGraniteInn.com, reservations: 207-594-9036, 800-386-9036.  Innkeepers:  Ed & Joan Hantz

LimeRock Inn: Email: info@LimeRockinn.com, website: www.LimeRockinn.com, reservations: 800-546-3762, 207-594-2257. Innkeepers:  Daniel and Ashley Bonneau and their daughter, Vieve.

In Bar Harbor:

Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B: E-Mail:  relax@saltairinn.com, website: www.saltairinn.com, 207-288-2882, Innkeepers: Kristi & Matt Losquadro.

Aysgarth Station B&B: Email: innkeeper@aysgarth.com, website: https://www.aysgarth.com/, 207-288-9655, Innkeeper: Melody Kronenberg.