Hello September! In many places, September conjures up thoughts of autumn colors, sweater weather, and warm beverages but no other place displays the fall season than more beautifully than New England. I have had the pleasure of taking a Fall Foliage tour to Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, and I wanted to share it with you! I actually used a travel service for this trip because I had never been to the area and I wanted to make sure that I got a good overall picture of New England. Due to the magnitude of the trip, I’ll break it up into parts and today’s blog is New England Fall Foliage Tour – 4. Photos are below.
Planning the “perfect” Fall Foliage tour is not easy. Go too early, green still dominates the landscape, go too late and the colors might have come and gone! I would highly recommend reading the Farmer’s Almanac and getting on Fall Foliage tracker websites. Planning is essential, but just remember, Mother Nature is in charge! There’s enough history and attractions in New England that if the colors are lacking you can still have a good time!
If you’re following along my New England Fall Foliage tour, Maine is the last state on our tour! As with most trips, you can’t do everything so our stay in Maine is limited to just a couple of stops. First stop, Kennebunkport. Driving along Maine’s coastline, it’s easy to see why George H.W. Bush chooses to make Kennebunkport his home. Tourism is important to Kennebunkport during the summer months. Individual shops and restaurants cater to out of town guests.
A short stop in York, Maine allowed us to see my first light house! The Nubble Lighthouse was completed in 1879 and while we didn’t get to enter, the park-like setting provided a beautiful backdrop for photos.
Rockport, Maine was our next stop. Our group roamed around the Bearskin Neck area where old fisherman and lobstermen shacks have been converted to shops and restaurants to attract tourists. The town itself is quaint with several historical markers. I particularly loved the textures and variety of buildings.
Our final night was spent in Portsmouth, NH. And, last, but not least, our tour provided a Lobsta’ Dinner for our Finale! We made friends on this trip and memories to last a lifetime.
I would highly recommend a travel service for this type of trip. While you can navigate roads and find your own attractions, a service picks you up, drops you off without the hassles of self parking. The staff continually seeks the best places to stop with the best foliage colors at the time of your visit and they handle all of the luggage!
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Until we meet again…