Autumn Foliage, Apples & the Quintessential Season
September 30, 2013
As the autumn color is beginning to spread throughout the northernmost parts of the state, this is a great time to plan a visit to Camden and the coast for a little leaf peeping and seasonal fun. Whether you enjoy apple picking, hayrides, hikes through trails overlooking the ocean, or pumpkin patches and corn mazes, this area offers the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy this time of year.
Experts are predicting that this year is on track to be one of the best fall seasons for some vibrant colors, and with views of both the mountains and the sea, Camden is one of the best places to enjoy the foliage. In fact, Yankee Magazine named Camden one of the top 25 towns in New England for fall foliage in 2010, ranking it in sixth place, and more recently the town was named the third best foliage town in New England, according to an online poll on YankeeFoliage.com, the magazine’s fall foliage website. We even made the cover of Down East magazine this month!
Named one of ‘10 Great Hidden State Parks’ by USA Today, Camden Hills State Park offers sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay and the surrounding islands from the top of Mt. Battie, where, on a clear day, visitors can even see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. With 30 miles of hiking trails accessible from five major trailheads, the park provides breathtaking views, beautiful spots for picnicking and a unique opportunity to enjoy the spectacular foliage.
No matter what you do or where you go, autumn in Maine is a wonderful time to enjoy a quintessential New England fall weekend. In addition to enjoying the foliage, another fall favorite is heading to an orchard for apple picking and a glass of freshly-pressed cider or enjoying some family fun with a hayride and an adventure through a local corn maze.