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3 Spectacular Ways to Celebrate Fall in Maine

Pumpkins on a wagon at a Midcoast Maine autumn event: Fall in Maine.

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. The porch in fall with rocking chairsRelax 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!

view of the Sunrise Suite

Book a Stay With Us

When you book any of our elegant accommodations, you can always look forward to our lovely amenities and and top-notch service.

Complimentary breakfast is always included in your stay, and our onsite restaurant, BLUE, means you’ll never need to worry about where to go for dinner.|

 We can’t wait to host you at Grey Havens Inn!

Close up of frutti de mare at BLUE

Enjoy Dinner at BLUE

BLUE offers you delicious American cuisine in a fine dining setting at our inn. The menu features seafood, steaks, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Our seafood chowder is widely recognized as being spectacular!

Before or after dinner (or both!), we welcome you to enjoy cocktails and the ocean view on our wrap-around porch. It’s a fantastic way to end a great day in Maine.

Pemaquid Lighthouse Maine Northside View

Explore the MidCoast

Georgetown Island is centrally located in MidCoast Maine, and the Grey Havens Inn makes an ideal basecamp for you while exploring the area.

We are just 1.5 miles from the sandy beaches of Reid State Park, minutes from the iconic FIve Islands Lobster Pound, and short drives to scenic towns and shopping, thought-provoking museums, great food & drink, and a multitude of outdoor activities. 

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