Fall in Maine is nothing short of spectacular. As the leaves begin to change, the entire state turns to shades of vibrant red, orange, and yellow. At Brickyard Hollow, we’re fortunate to be in the heart of it all, and in this blog, we’re sharing our top fall foliage destinations!
Our Maine Foliage Guide
Keep reading to explore some of the best places to experience the magic of Maine foliage.
Step into 200,000 acres of pristine wilderness, the home of the mighty Mt. Katahdin. Baxter State Park, located in northern Maine, is true wilderness. The park’s vast amount of unspoiled nature makes a breathtaking backdrop for the brilliant fall foliage. Campgrounds here remain open through October, making it a perfect spot for a fall camping adventure. If you’re up for a serious hike while you’re in the area, we recommend hiking to the summit of Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. The panoramic views from the top offer unmatched views of the fall colors.
Eustis, situated in the western part of Maine, is a hidden gem for fall foliage enthusiasts. This town is a great spot for outdoors enthusiasts, offering hunting, fishing, hiking, and extensive ATV trails. But it’s not just about the activities; it’s also about the views. Don’t forget to take pictures of the scenic trails around Flagstaff Lake. For a cozy stay, consider staying at Flagstaff Landing Wilderness Lodge, and while you’re there, be sure to visit us at Brickyard Hollow Eustis, located right inside Flagstaff Landing!
Looking for a more low-key adventure? Augusta’s Kennebec River Rail Trail is the place to be. This 6.5-mile trail runs along the Kennebec River, offering picturesque views for walkers, runners, cyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers, and dog lovers alike. It’s an ideal spot for families to enjoy the fall foliage at a leisurely pace.
4. Tumbledown Mountain in Byron, Maine
Tumbledown Mountain is Maine’s most visited mountain for a reason. With its rugged terrain and pristine Tumbledown Pond, it’s the perfect destination for those seeking an adventure. While hiking, keep an eye out for moose and beavers – you might just get lucky enough to see one! The best time to visit is late September to early October when the foliage is at its peak.
Kennebunkport is a coastal town that seamlessly combines coastal charm with the vibrant autumn colors of the region. Explore beautiful beaches, a vibrant downtown filled with great dining, shopping, and activities, and enjoy amazing photo ops around every corner. We recommend taking a scenic boat tour to admire the foliage from the water!
Fall is the best time to visit Acadia National Park because the crowds are much lighter than in the summer. If you’re okay with waking up early, drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain and be the first to see the sunrise in the U.S. We recommend renting bikes and riding along the scenic carriage trails. Don’t forget to make a stop at the Jordan Pond House for their world-famous popovers!
Sugarloaf Mountain is not just for winter sports. In the fall, it transforms into an outdoor recreation destination with hiking, mountain biking, golf, scenic lift rides, and disc golf set against the backdrop of colorful foliage. They often offer fall lodging specials to encourage visitors before ski season.
Rangeley is a peaceful lakeside town known for its gorgeous lakes and friendly small-town feel. Some of our favorite activities include hiking to waterfalls like Smalls Falls or Angel Falls, exploring Rangeley Lake, and cruising on the 35-mile National Scenic Byway. For a cozy and comfortable stay, book a room at the famous Rangeley Inn. There are also many affordable short-term rentals nearby.
Brickyard Brews and Fall Views
Don’t forget to pick up some Brickyard Hollow beer before you start your Maine foliage adventure! You can find our cans and 4-packs at local beverage and grocery stores. Visit our website and use the beer map to locate your nearest local carrier. As you capture the beautiful views on camera, don’t forget to tag us on social media so we can join in on the adventure!
Before you go, remember to pack warm layers, comfortable shoes, and a camera. Maine’s fall foliage is a sight to behold, and we hope our guide helps you make the most of it. Happy leaf-peeping!