Experience Fall In Maine – Foliage Drives, Fall Festivals, and More

Fall in MaineAutumn 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‚Äôs 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, ME.

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 2021.

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, ME, 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 cafe 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

Fall in Maine fall foliage drivesYou 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, ME, 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 crafts fair, a bonfire, hayrides, scarecrow-building and pumpkin-carving contests, a parade, fireworks, and much more!

October 8th and 9th, 2021 in downtown Searsport, ME.

Autumnal Libations

Fall in Maine craft beerThere’s nothing quite like a delicious craft beer or cider after a crisp autumn day’s adventures. Luckily for us all, Maine is home to a staggering number of excellent craft beer and 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, ME. 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 are also available.

Union, ME is about 45 minutes 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, ME is another good place to stop for fine food and drink – along with shopping, galleries, and lots more. It’s also less than 15 minutes 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, ME.

You say you’re more a cider person? Then you’ll want to stop by Belfast’s Perennial Cider Bar and Farm Kitchen, at 84 Main Street. Perennial offers a variety of hard ciders from Maine and beyond, along with an ever changing menu of dishes using organic, locally sourced ingredients. Delish.

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!