Fall foliage in Freeport is one of the most beautiful times of year. Sure spring is wonderful when all the new buds and flowers start popping out all over. And, yes, winter is lovely as well with the fresh coat of new snow every other day. Summer? Well, summer is not my favorite season, but it is grand in its own little way.
But, fall? Love it! The colors, the crisp air, the flannel! All good. I’m going to leave you (get it?) with these photos to encourage you to visit Maine this fall.
Plan a fall vacation now! Best foliage along the coast is generally the 2nd and 3rd weeks of October. We have a fun foliage package that includes a lobster boat cruise, dinner, and chocolate lobsters! It’s been a crowd fave for years.
Why fall in Freeport?
- Lobster shacks are open until Columbus Day (Indigenous Peoples’ Day).
- Coastal drives are less crowded now.
- Apple orchards abound for cider and donuts, not to mention apple picking.
- Check out the Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival for zany activities (pumpkin boat races, pumpkin toss, pumpkin painting) and great food.
- Freeport’s Fall Festival drew over 40,000 attendees last year and is expanding again this year with new locations around town. Come for the music, food, and amazing crafts.
- Camp Sunshine’s Pumpkin Fest on the LL Bean campus is a fun family-centric activity with face painting, pumpkin carving, and a costume parade with pumpkin lighting.
Check the availability calendar here and start dreaming. Recent research shows people who are planning vacations in the next few months are all around happier than people who aren’t. (No, I didn’t ask who sponsored the research, I’m just going with it!)
We’ll be trying new recipes this fall – Pumpkin French Toast is one of them. See you soon! Fall foliage in Freeport is only here for a short time. Don’t miss the gorgeous colors and yummy lobster.
Looking for more ideas? Check out the Maine Pumpkin Trail.