Maine is known for having tourists flocking in the summer, but we’re also a must-visit destination for leaf-watching. Mountain peaks, vast fields, deep forests, beautiful lakes and rocky shores provide the perfect scenic backdrops to enjoy the best views of fall foliage.
Acadia National Park
If you’re looking for the ultimate Maine leaf-watching trip and seeing our diverse landscapes dotted with reds, oranges, yellows, and greens, then you need to head to Acadia National Park. If not for the fall colors, at least go here as it was ranked in the top 10 by National Geographic for most popular national parks.
If you’re going for the fall views, your best bet is to go in October when the foliage times peak. The national park offers varied landscapes, from the evergreens and hardwoods of northern Maine to the beautiful contrast of fall colors against the blue of the ocean.
What to do in Acadia National Park
There are countless options to optimize a trip to Acadia, from the scenic 27-mile Park Loop Road with scenic views to hundreds of hikes, as well as walks through the trees on the Carriage Roads and a trip up Cadillac Mountain. for the ultimate perspective.
There are scenic views and hikes for all levels and different ways to get around, from driving, hiking, walking, biking, whatever you want.
Now I know it’s not always the easiest trip to spend a weekend in northern Maine and some of us don’t have the time or it’s too far so I went ahead and compiled a list of photos you can scroll through to get an idea of what the sights are like in Acadia in the fall.
This way, you don’t even have to leave your seat to go leaf-watching in Maine’s famous national park.
Huge thanks to Expedia, Austin Shuver and Nigel Harper on YouTube for the panoramic videos of Acadia that I used to put together these images.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy the fall views of Acadia National Park in the fall.
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