As the tourists flood out of vacationland, the crisp autumn air starts to push its way in. We may be partial, but fall is the optimal season to spend time outdoors in Maine. What better time to plan a vacation? As tourists vacate, you can really relax and make the Camden Harbour Inn the perfect place to call home base for your autumn getaway. Below we discuss the top 5 hikes in Maine to enjoy the famous New England fall foliage.
Mount Megunticook – Camden
Located just a short trek across town from our Inn, Mount Megunticook in Camden Hills State Park is an ideal spot to see some magnificent fall color splashed across the coastal background of Camden. Don’t let the modest elevation fool you, Mount Megunticook boasts picturesque views of Camden harbor below. The hike offers multiple ocean lookout ledges to enjoy the views, including the islands of Penobscot Bay and Mt. Washington.
Douglas Mountain – Sebago
This family-friendly mountain offers a short hike but massive views. On a clear day, you can see Sebago Lake, Pleasant Mountain, NH’s Presidential Range, and the Atlantic Ocean. Douglas Mountain features two main trails to reach the summit. The mostly flat Eagle Scout trail leads you about a mile through the woods, where you pick up Nature trail, which leads you to the peak.
Blueberry Mountain – Weld
Looking for a quiet, path less traveled outdoor adventure? Don’t miss out on Blueberry Mountain. Overshadowed by near bye behemoths Acadia and Baxter State Park, Weld is a modest town, home to only 430 or so residents. The mountain’s peak offers gorgeous autumn views while also living up to its name with an endless supply of blueberries.
Cadillac Mountain – Acadia
The South Ridge trail will bring you to the highest point on the North Atlantic Seaboard, for exquisite fall views. For the first half of the calendar year, Cadillac Mountain gets this country’s first-morning sun. The trek to the summit is diverse and wide, filled with wildflower patches and thick forests. The peak consists of a bare rocky ridge and boasts views of islands and inland peaks below.
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park – Freeport
A family and a pet-friendly gem that provides vast autumn views in a wooded setting right on Casco Bay. Wolfe’s Neck State Park occupies 244 acres on a peninsula and offers multiple trails that lead through the woods and along the rocky coast. Be sure to look out for the park’s most famous residents, the ospreys who you will find lounging on near bye Googins island.
A New England Fall Foilage Wonderland Begins in Camden
If you’re looking to plan a getaway this fall, look no further than the award-winning, world-renowned Relais & Chateaux inn, Camden Harbour Inn. With the finest ocean view suites and the most opulent amenities in the region, luxury travelers return again and again to experience Maine’s autumn season at its finest. For more information about Camden Harbour Inn, or to make your reservation, call today.