Fall in love with the foliage of Midcoast maine
Top 5 Places for Leaf Peeping in Camden Maine
Where to go to see Fall Foliage in Camden Maine.
The 5 best places to see the fall foliage in Camden Maine and Midcoast Maine for leaf peepers. Peak Fall Foliage in Camden Maine is the 2nd week in October.
1. Camden Hills State Park
2. Camden Snow Bowl
3. Lake Megunticook
4. Merryspring Nature Center
5. Endless Summer Dahlia Farm
Best LEAF-PEEPING -Fall Foliage in Camden Maine and Midcoast area.
Summer is slowly winding down and before you know it, the leaves will be changing colors, painting our little seaside town in beautiful hues of red, orange, and yellow. Savor the best of sweater weather while exploring some of the most beautiful leaf-peeping areas of MidCoast Maine. The Camden Riverhouse has its own fall foliage beauty with a plethora of apple 🍎 trees lining the perimeters of the property. Sit in the back patio and enjoy s’mores over a real wood fire pit on a crisp fall evening.
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Hike, bike or drive up the Camden Hills State Park Auto Road or trails and be dazzled by the fall foliage around you. Our favorite autumn hike is on Mt. Megunticook and the Lookout Trail. From the Lookout, you get an eagle’s eye view of the beautiful fall foliage below and down the coastline from Penobscot Bay to Monhegan Island. The hike is a moderate trail and takes about 1 hour. On a clear day, Mount Washington can be discerned on the western horizon. Truly the best place to enjoy the fall foliage. Bring a camera.
The Town-owned property of the Camden Snow Bowl offers chairlift rides in the fall. The rides are almost every weekend in September and October, depending on the weather. This is a fun way to get up high into the trees and see the colors. From the top of Ragged Mountain, you can see Penobscot Bay in the distance. Consult their website for schedule.
(This link has a cool map- check it out) The water at Barrett’s Cove at the edge of Lake Megunticook is warm and wonderful in late September, early October. The views from the Barrett’s Cove area are of the Cliffs of Mt. Megunticook. Maiden’s Cliff can be seen in the distance with the famous cross on top. This is a great place to see the reflections of colors in the water from the trees above and out on the lake islands. You can even paddle out to Land’s End and enjoy the views from there.
This 66-acre park in Camden is a hidden gem. It’s a lovely place to wander the easy trails and beautiful gardens. The property has an educational center that occasionally has plant sales and garden lectures. In early October the center host a family fall walk. The admission is free and it is open everyday daily sunrise to sunset. Go to their website to plan your visit. There are rules about no dogs and no bicycles. You will see that it is a special place, so be mindful to read the rules.
Fall doesn’t just bring the color out in the trees, it also encourages that last bit of color in the flowers. Enjoy this beautiful garden with over 80 different types of Dahlias. The farm is only open until the first frost which can occur early to mid-October. The ride out to the farm is stunning, enjoy fall foliage along the way. The road is lined with big old trees.
After a long day of leaf-peeping stroll downtown and enjoy a lovely fall meal at one of the nearby Camden Maine restaurants. For more Maine Fall Foliage ideas, keep reading. Click here for more Camden Maine fall foliage ideas.
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