Fall is the most beautiful time of year to explore New England. If you’re looking to catch the leaves changing, follow our guide to the best fall foliage in Maine. Grab your pumpkin spice from Dock Square Coffee House, throw on a knitted cardigan, and hit the road for some of the region’s most beautiful scenery.
For additional recommendations while planning your fall getaway to the Kennebunks, be sure to access our exclusive Vacation Guide. Our complimentary guide offers all of the top restaurants, activities, and accommodations to make your planning simple!
Where to Find the Best Fall Foliage in Maine
It’s no secret that New England boasts some of the most beautiful fall scenery, but where do you go to find some extra special views in south coastal Maine? We have your bucket list for the sport of leaf looking this fall. Get your cameras ready because these spots are Insta-worthy.
Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region covers over 10,000 acres throughout York. Trails wind through the mountainside and are open to both hikers and bikers. The protected mountain is nearly flawlessly untouched by the outside world. Lace-up your hiking boots and set your sights on the summit for some of the most awe-inspiring autumn views on the East Coast. Not to worry if you don’t feel up for a hike – you may also drive your way to the top.
Wells Reserve at Laudholm and Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge
Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a part of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. Hike the wooded trails, explore the beach, discover the history, or plan a kayak tour. Whether you’re seeing it from land or sea, Wells Reserve at Laudholm is one of the best places to catch the change in seasons.
While you’re there, be sure to pop over to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. The refuge maintains and protects some of Maine’s most important salt marshes and estuaries. It’s also home to different species of waterfowl and wildlife. Watch the birds fly south from the majestic comforts of this Wells park.
St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery
Franciscan Monastery welcomes everyone into its Tudor-style gardens. The paved pathway is easily accessible by all and the property’s friars are there to greet every guest upon entering. Walk underneath the evergreens, breathe in the scent of salt and pine, and fall in love with the stillness of the ancient monastery.
Snug Harbor Farm
Snug Harbor Farm is quintessential Maine. Folick with the ducks, enjoy a picnic by the pond, or find your perfect pumpkin at the idyllic farm. Snug Harbor also acts as a greenhouse and nursery so don’t forget to grab your mums and aster while you’re there.
Gile’s Family Farm
If you visit New England in the fall and don’t go apple picking, did you really even go? Gile’s Family Farm in Alfred offers seasonal apple picking from Labor to mid-October. The orchard is surrounded by giant oak trees, flowering plants, and all different types of fruits and vegetables. Tote along your bushel for the perfect fall outing. Be sure to stop by their farm store to take home some local honey and Maine maple syrup.
Come Back to The Inn at English Meadows
After exploring the fall colors of the Kennebunks, you’ll be ready for a cozy place to rest your head. Spread out in the Quiet Moments Suite and surround yourself with garden views. The one-bedroom suite boasts a king-size bed, a cozy living room, flat-screen TV, custom shower, Nespresso machine, and modern furnishings.
When you stay at our quaint inn this fall, you may feel like there’s no reason to ever leave the property. Take a stroll around the property after enjoying a decadent breakfast, and marvel at the reds and yellows that encompass you. The property is drenched in gorgeous color and the Kennebunks is truly one of the best spots on the coast to watch the greens gradually change to yellows, oranges and reds. See the foliage from The Inn at English Meadows during your next trip to Kennebunkport!