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6 Secret Spots to Find the Golden Fall Foliage in Maine


Walking through a forest during fall with a leaf stuck on the bottom of a sneaker
Follow our guide to the best fall foliage in Maine

Fall is the most beautiful time of year to explore New England. If you’re looking to catch the leaves changing, follow our guide to the best fall foliage in Maine. Grab your pumpkin spice from Dock Square Coffee House, throw on a knitted cardigan, and hit the road for some of the region’s most beautiful scenery. 


Where to Find the Best Fall Foliage in Maine

It’s no secret that New England boasts some of the most beautiful fall scenery, but where do you go to find some extra special views in south coastal Maine? We have your bucket list for the sport of leaf looking this fall. Get your cameras ready because these spots are Insta-worthy.


Mount Agamenticus 

Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region covers over 10,000 acres throughout York. Trails wind through the mountainside and are open to both hikers and bikers. The protected mountain is nearly flawlessly untouched by the outside world. Lace-up your hiking boots and set your sights on the summit for some of the most awe-inspiring autumn views on the East Coast. Not to worry if you don’t feel up for a hike – you may also drive your way to the top. 


Wells Reserve at Laudholm and Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge

New England fall foliage

While you’re there, be sure to pop over to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. The refuge maintains and protects some of Maine’s most important salt marshes and estuaries. It’s also home to different species of waterfowl and wildlife. Watch the birds fly south from the majestic comforts of this Wells park. 


St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery welcomes everyone into its Tudor-style gardens. The paved pathway is easily accessible by all and the property’s friars are there to greet every guest upon entering. Walk underneath the evergreens, breathe in the scent of salt and pine, and fall in love with the stillness of the ancient monastery. 


Snug Harbor Farm

Snug Harbor Farm is quintessential Maine. Folick with the ducks, enjoy a picnic by the pond, or find your perfect pumpkin at the idyllic farm. Snug Harbor also acts as a greenhouse and nursery so don’t forget to grab your mums and aster while you’re there.

Little girl feeding ducks at Snug Harbor Farm

Gile’s Family Farm

If you visit New England in the fall and don’t go apple picking, did you really even go? Gile’s Family Farm in Alfred offers seasonal apple picking from Labor to mid-October. The orchard is surrounded by giant oak trees, flowering plants, and all different types of fruits and vegetables. Tote along your bushel for the perfect fall outing. Be sure to stop by their farm store to take home some local honey and Maine maple syrup.


Come Back to The Inn at English Meadows

Quiet Moments Suite

When you stay at our quaint inn this fall, you may feel like there’s no reason to ever leave the property. Take a stroll around the property after enjoying a decadent breakfast, and marvel at the reds and yellows that encompass you. The property is drenched in gorgeous color and the Kennebunks is truly one of the best spots on the coast to watch the greens gradually change to yellows, oranges and reds. See the foliage from The Inn at English Meadows during your next trip to Kennebunkport!


There is so much more to Explore!

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