Featuring MAINE-LY fun things to do this fall season, right here in Maine. 😉
1. Visit the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray,
“where you’re guaranteed to see moose, and more animals during the day then you could ever spot in the wild!” It’s home to over 30 species of Maine wildlife that cannot be returned to their natural habitat.
3. Plan ahead to attend the Fall in Love with Maple event, taking place from October 9-11 at Hilltop Boilers’ farm.
“Road trip anyone? Enjoy the fall foliage 🍁with a ride to the farm at Hilltop Boilers Maple Syrup. Located halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the White Mountains is Newfield, a small idyllic little town in western Maine and home of Hilltop Boilers Maple Syrup. Just an hour from Portland, Portsmouth, and North Conway, Hilltop Boilers is a small, working farm with cattle grazing in the pasture and a beautiful new sugarhouse.”
4. Hike ME!
Get outside and enjoy the refreshing autumn air, feel the crisp leaves crunch and crackle under your feet as you gain altitude amongst any of Maine’s beautiful peaks.
New to the hiking scene? Not to worry! There are plenty of trails in our magnificent hoME state that are beginner and kid-friendly.
Here are a few to try:
- Cascade Stream Gorge Trail, Sandy River Plantation: This relatively easy 1-mile loop follows the path of the Cascade Stream gorge. The hike offers picnic opportunities, and the stream is great for swimming on a hot day.
- Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Freeport: You’d have to work hard to find a boring trail in this park. Walking through the network of Casco Bay Trails will take you from forest to rocky coastline. Distance/Duration: 5 miles if you do every trail, 1-5 hours depending on how leisurely you’d like to be.
- Ocean Path, Acadia National Park: If you think Acadia National Park is only for the serious hiker, think again. It’s absolutely possible to explore the classic Maine forest and coastline using your own two feet – even if you are not a seasoned hiker. Hiking Ocean Path will give you views of what many believe to be “classic Maine” – from coast to forest.
5. Go to a County Fair!
Enjoy Maine agriculture, live music, and delicious food. Fun for the whole family! Check out the list of fairs here and make your plan today!
6. Pick Your Pumpkins!
You’ll have your pick of local farms that will be set up for weekly (and even daily) pumpkin-picking this fall.
Check out Dole’s Orchard in Limington and Orchard Ridge Farm in Gorham for some pumpkin and/or apple picking, delicious hot apple “cidah,” not to mention, delicious fresh pies and warm apple cider donuts! 🤤
7. Cozy up with some cards and cribbage.
Some days it’ll be nice to step inside from the chilly, fall nights, light a fire (or, if you’re like me–put Netflix’s “cozy, cracklin’ fireplace” on the TV), grab a warm mug of tea and take a seat across from your cribbage opponent.
Never played? Read up on the rules here, and check out one of our other blogs, Fifteen, Two, Fifteen, Four, If You Know Cribbage, There Could Be More.