The colors of fall are lining the highways and side roads across New England. As leaf-peepers flock to the mountains for the ideal fall photo, I like taking a trip to the coast and avoid the constant traffic. Sure, the rolling hillsides of ever-changing colors in Rangeley are gorgeous, but equally stunning views are available right along the ocean. With 230 miles of coastline (and 3,500 miles of tidal coastline) I guarantee you’ll find a new view you’ve never discovered and it just takes a little adventure.
This past Sunday I travelled to South Harpswell to photograph a particular lobster shack at sunset (post coming soon). Arriving earlier than expected, I meandered down a random side road, Lookout Point Road. My advice: Whenever you find a road named “Lookout” anything – explore it. Here you’ll find a beautiful cove, with a working waterfront and lobster shack. Two small, picturesque close-to-shore islands are connected by sandbars and at low tide are easily accessed by foot. They offer beautiful views and photo opportunities, particularly with a setting sun. The colors of fall are present and even if you leave the camera at home, pick an island tree to prop up against and simply watch the sun set over the horizon line.
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