We asked our readers for the very best fall foliage spots in Maine. Here’s what you stated. — State — Bangor Every day News — BDN Maine


The days are shorter and the nights are colder (and yes, snow could possibly even be on the way), but along with that comes one particular of the very best instances of year — fall foliage season.

Maine is one particular of the most attractive locations to watch the leaves turn from green to yellow and red and all the things in among. So we asked our readers for their leading suggestions of locations in the state to get the very best view of the altering scenery.

We’ve rounded up the answers from our comments section, Facebook and Twitter, edited lightly for clarity.

Have a spot that is not on the list? Share your go-to spot in the comments section beneath.

aroostookcountygirl: “St. John Valley. Especially Stockholm, north to Fort Kent and on to Allagash. Ideal fall ‘Sunday drive’ ever. Pack a picnic and take it all in.”

Just_1_A lot more_Cast: “The Height of Land on Route 17, various miles from the town of Oquossoc, up in the Rangeley Lakes area of Maine. On a clear day, you can see the White Mountains in NH, and all of the forest land in among.”

baywatcher (in response to Just_1_A lot more_Cast): “Absolutely the very best be certain to include things like the golden fields on the way from Rangeley to Oquossoc, the contrast with tree colour is just incredible. I normally want to have a car I could drive more than the fields with when I go up here….oh nicely.”

mainefem: “Silsby Plains (Aurora), Google for directions/photos. Chick Hill (Clifton). Appleton Ridge (Appleton/Burketville). Rt. #52 (Camden&gtL’Ville&gtNorthport&gtBelfast). Caterpillar Hill (Sedgwick). Cherryfield Woods (a/k/a Blackswoods Rd., from Franklin&gtCherryfield). Blueberry barrens: anyplace in Washington County on a hill. Beech Hill: (Rockport). Mount Battie (Camden–too effortless). Rt. #52: from Camden&gtL’Ville&gtNorthport&gtBelfast. Franklin: The iconic “Sentinel Pine Tree” on the blueberry barrens, at leading of hill on Georges Pond Rd. (ditto: up by way of Eastbrook, on blueberry barrens).”

dmacleo: “Outside.”

Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN

Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN

Appalachian Trail ferryman Greg Caruso (left) shuttles hikers Kane “Snicklefritz” Barker (suitable), 35, of St. Augustine, Florida, and Alexandria “Pocahontas” Cantrell, 25, of Atlanta, Georgia, across the Kennebec River, exactly where the trail crosses the river in Caratunk, on Oct. 7, 2016.

Hugh B. MacLeod: “Hio Ridge in Bridgton, Maine. It is attractive with Pleasant Mountain the foreground and a frosted Mt Washington in the distance.”

Diane L. Burr: “My personal backyard and also Lincoln!”

Janice Fournier: “My deck – seeking across Center Pond.”

Roberta Taylor: “Top of Cadillac.”

Neil Holton: “Acadia and Mount Battie [in Camden].”

Kimberly Bridges: “Fire tower on Peekaboo Mountain in Weston, Maine. Appears across three lakes into Canada to East and endless forest to West.”

Ken Joris: “Along the Down East area.”

Pete Fogg: “‘MOUNT’ Katahdin.”

Steve Patriquen: “Liberty Craft Brewing’s deck.”

Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN

Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN

BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki sits at an overlook atop Pleasant Pond Mountain on Oct. 7, 2016, on the Appalachian Trail close to Caratunk.

Michelle Wile: “Mount Battie, Camden Hills.”

Steve Tuckerman: “Chain of Ponds.”

Jules Dennison: “Why would any individual post so that each tourist would then be joining them in their after quiet solitude.”

@nuzpeg: “Grafton Notch, Route 26. Rangeley region. Route 113 among Fryeburg and Gilead, by way of Evans Notch.”

@rubiered: “Grafton.”

@Jon_Treacy: “Artist’s Bridge is a attractive spot and is unquestionably worth a trip. There are a lot of terrific spots for foliage in Maine even though.”


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