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September 21, 2018 by: Gary Born

Fall Foliage - Maine's Fifth Season

Fall Foliage - Maine's Fifth Season

There is no better place to be for fall leaf peeping than in Maine. The melting of hues of leaves from green to yellow, to burnt orange and crimson begins as early as mid-September in Fort Kent in northern Maine, and as late as Halloween in Kittery, at Maine's southern tip. The vibrant process begins in August as the warm weather wanes and Maine's 57 species of broadleaved trees begin preparing for autumn. Instead of slipping quietly into hibernation, nature trumpets the bright oranges and yellows of sugar maples, the purples of white ash, the scarlet of red and mountain maples, and the rich, earthy browns of black and white oak. Few sights satisfy the soul like the brilliant colors splashed across Maine's forests each autumn.

In September and October, the Maine Department of Conservation offers weekly reports on foliage conditions throughout the state on its website. In addition, the Maine Office of Tourism provides a toll-free foliage hotline from mid-September through Columbus Day: 1-888-MAINE45 (624-6345).

There’s so much to see and do in Maine. Plan your trip today.

In the movie Peyton Place, the narrator starts out the film saying "there are five seasons in Peyton Place (Camden); Fall, Winter, Summer, Spring, and Love. But for those of us who live here, the fifth is Fall Foliage. 

We often get asked, "where's the best place to go and see color?" The short answer is anywhere and everywhere. A day trip to Acadia National Park is an easy drive and a great way to see one of our national parks. Of course, there is Mt. Battie and Camden Hills State Park. The view from the top is stunning, regardless of Season. 

Something new this year is the Fall Foliage Chairlift Rides at Camden Snow Bowl. Ride the chairlift to the top for the best views within 200 miles. It's also a great spot for a picnic lunch. They offer this every Sunday in October from 8:30 - 1:00. Check it out here. We went last year and you understand why they say "Where the Mountains Meet the Sea!"

We've just added some new promotions for the Fall and Winter season and you can check them out on our website. Although I will miss the days of Summer, Fall truly is a special season in Camden. 

We hope all of you had a great Summer and hope to see you soon!

Gary & James

 

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