You already know there are a million reasons to celebrate autumn in New England, but do you know about the region’s best-kept secrets? With its spectacular foliage, hiking trails, and festive events, there isn’t a better way to welcome the season than with a fall getaway to Maine. Read on to learn how to make the most of your trip! And, if you are looking for more things to do in fall, take a look at our Things to Do in Maine page. With our recommendations on hiking, golf courses, events, restaurants, and more, planning your vacation couldn’t be easier.
3 of the Best Ways to Enjoy Fall in Maine
1. Explore Maine’s Fall Foliage at Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary
With its rugged forests and bluffs rising above the ocean, Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary is one of the most incredible places to enjoy peak leaf season in Midcoast Maine. This 119-acre park offers a variety of hiking trails that highlight Maine’s natural beauty. You’ll find everything from peaceful meadows to serene marsh and ocean views. For a myriad of colors, take the 1.25-mile Rocky End Trail; this path will take you through colorful deciduous forest and to the highest point of the property. For more recommendations on hiking trails in the area, read our blog on Georgetown hiking.
2. Celebrate and Welcome the Season at Downtown Bath’s Autumnfest
Every October, Bath puts on one of the most spectacular fall events in Midcoast Maine. Autumnfest takes place each Columbus Day weekend in the heart of downtown. Festival-goers can look forward to a 5k race, shopping Bath’s farmers market, pumpkin bowling, a scarecrow decorating contest, and more. For more recommendations on annual fall events, remember to request your free Vacation Guide.
3. Embark on a Spooky Ghost Tour
There isn’t a better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with a ghost tour. Red Cloak Tours offers specialized ghost tours throughout Boothbay Harbor, Bath, and beyond. Choose from a number of ghastly excursions: lighthouse, maritime history, and twilight tours are all available. For those who prefer a self-guided excursion, take a look at our blog on haunted places in Maine. When things get a bit too spooky, you can always run back to Grey Havens Inn!
Stay Near the Best Autumn Activities at Grey Havens Inn
When you’re enjoying fall in Maine, our seaside rooms are the perfect place to stay. Relax with a cup of coffee on your private balcony overlooking Harmon’s Harbor, or end your evening with a game of crochet on our front lawn. No matter how you choose to unwind, you can always look forward to the best amenities, vacation packages, and top-notch service. Complimentary breakfast and gourmet dining at Blue are a few more ways to make your stay special.
When you’re ready to plan your autumn getaway, check our current specials and book your stay. Keep in mind that our inn closes for the season at the end of October. We hope to host you soon at Grey Havens Inn!