Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year and Maine is famous for its fall foliage. Come celebrate fall in Maine with us and discover all there is to see and do near our Searsport inn during this special time of year.
Once Maine’s colorful fall foliage gets rolling, there’s no stopping it. The brilliant colors are everywhere, transforming outdoor activities, no matter how mundane, into truly enviable experiences. Hiking, biking, paddling, and even simple drives and walks become stunning exhibitions of striking natural color.
Fall in Maine is also a time of celebration, with festivals and other fun seasonal events to attend. That’s certainly true for us here in Searsport, Maine.
Every autumn, Captain Nickels Inn is surrounded by fall foliage and a variety of both new and traditional autumn things to do and see.
Read on and we’ll tell you about a few of our favorites for Autumn.
Hayrides, Hot Cider, & Apple Picking
For many of us, it’s not quite a real fall without pumpkins, hot cider, or a corn maze to get lost in.
If this sentiment describes you, consider a visit to Treworgy Family Orchards. This popular, family farm is located at 3876 Union Street, in Levant, Maine, just under an hour from Captain Nickels Inn.
Treworgy Family Orchards offers classic, family fall fun with hayrides, a corn maze, goats to pet, and a café offering hot cider, donuts, ice cream, and other treats. You can also pick your own apples, pumpkins, squash, raspberries, and more. What fun!
Maine Fall Foliage Drive
You just about can’t drive anywhere during fall in Maine without seeing brightly colored leaves, but some areas are definitely better than others.
One of our favorite fall foliage drives is to Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, in the Piscataquis River Valley, about an hour and half north of our Maine coast inn.
Dover-Foxcroft is just minutes south of Peaks-Kenny State Park, on the shores of Sebec Lake. The drive is absolutely lovely, the park offers miles of hiking trails, and Dover-Foxcroft’s historic downtown is a fantastic little slice of Americana.
Searsport Fling into Fall
What’s autumn without a fun fall festival to attend? Maine is home to plenty of them, including right here in our hometown of Searsport!
Searsport’s annual Fling into Fall celebration is great fun for the whole family. The event includes an antique car show, a craft fair, a bonfire, hayrides, scarecrow-building and pumpkin-carving contests, a parade, fireworks, and much more!
Typically held the first weeks of October in downtown Searsport, Maine.
There’s nothing quite like a delicious craft beer or hard cider after a crisp autumn day’s adventures. Luckily for us all, Maine is home to a staggering number of excellent craft beer and hard cider producers.
The Pour Farm is a 3-barrel nano-brewery nestled in the woods off Seven Tree Pond at 56 Crawfordsburn Lane in Union, Maine. The brewery has been producing small-batch beers using locally sourced ingredients since 2018. Stop by and enjoy a taste or two by the fire pit. Bar snacks and often a food truck is also available.
Union, ME is about a 45 minute drive from Captain Nickels Inn and a great place for kayaking or canoeing. The town is also home to wineries, a distillery, museums, and a popular, summertime farmers market (Fridays in the summer).
Nearby Belfast, Maine is another good place to stop for fine food and drink – along with shopping, galleries, and lots more. It’s also less than a15 minute drive from the inn.
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company, in Belfast, offers a surprisingly deep craft beer menu, along with wines, hard ciders, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks. Enjoy views with your drink in their heated beer atrium overlooking the harbor Belfast Bay. 36 Marshall Wharf, in Belfast, Maine.
Stonetree Farm and Cidery in Unity, Maine is a small batch winery and cidery with a focus on quality over quantity. What’s available for tasting and purchase today might not be available tomorrow. 317 Albion Road, Unity, Maine
Of course, you can also enjoy beer, cider, and a snack at the 1874 Tavern, located just steps from your room at Captain Nickels Inn!
Fall In Maine
These are just a few quick suggestions for your Maine fall getaway. What things would you want to do or see while you were here? Let us know so we can help you to make the most of your time.
MidCoast Maine’s fall foliage color peak typically occurs around mid-to-late October. Plan your Maine fall getaway today and come celebrate the season with us!
Updated March 2023