|Fall colors, Kancamagus Highway|
For us in Maine, the far northern reaches will begin in September, but along the midcoast, down through Freeport and Portland, most of our change begins in early October, reaches its peak in mid-month, and finishes up in the latter part of the October. You can keep up with the changes with weekly updates from the State of Maine's foliage website, beginning in mid-September.
If you're really interested in wonderful foliage travel, a great trip might begin in Vermont in late-September, working your way to New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway, and the White Mountains by early October, then into midcoast Maine, and Freeport by mid-October. To carry it even further, from there you can head south, seeing southern New England, then down to the Blue Ridge Mountains, where you'll find fall foliage that is beautiful, and later still than the New England fall foliage.
|Along our Fall Foliage tour route|
If you're planning a visit, though, you should make lodging reservations soon - especially if you'll be here on a weekend! At our bed and breakfast in Freeport Maine we're already seeing a lot of weekend bookings for October (only partly due to fall foliage plans - there are also college reunion and homecoming weekends in October).
Ruth & Scott
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast, Freeport, Maine