The warm, lazy days of summer give way to a cool respite in the fall as crisp, sun-filled days present perfect opportunities for apple picking, golf outings, hiking and biking, ambling about a local fair or festival, pumpkin carving or sampling goods from Maine's autumn harvest.
Fall in Maine is highlighted by scenic foliage that paints red, orange, gold and yellow treetops along the landscape. ``Leaf peepers" can enjoy the dazzling fall colors with a hike or a drive virtually anywhere in Maine. With 17 million acres of forest, the beautiful fall colors of Maine can be viewed throughout the state.
Take in the fall colors with a bird's-eye view from atop a mountain. Maine's mountains and state parks provide trekkers with numerous hiking trails that suit all levels of experience. Several ski resorts and parks also offer trails for mountain biking if you're looking for a downhill adventure.
Maine's many fall festivals and fairs are the perfect place to pick your own fall produce, stock up on Maine-made arts and crafts and sample Maine food and music. Goods from the fall harvest can also be found along roadside farm stands and local farmers' markets.
Speaking of fall produce, visit one of Maine's many apple orchards and pick your own fruit to enjoy on the spot, or bring home to use in your favorite recipes. Some orchards offer hay rides and sell pumpkins and gourds as well.