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  • 2017 Spooktacular Halloween Events

    This Halloween you'll be ready for a cauldron full of fun and frights with our creeptastic events guide! Read on

  • Maine Apple Guide: Pick-your-own orchards, recipes & apple etiquette

    Whether you buy your apples pre-picked from the market or prefer to get all hands-on with the fruit and pick it yourself, we've got the apple guide to suit you. Read on

  • Can’t-miss fall events in Maine

    Make this your best fall yet by working your way through this list of fantastic happenings! Read on

  • 5 Maine scenic byways that are absolutely worth the drive

    There's no better time than fall to get out and explore these ribbons of roadway. On and off these roads, opportunities abound for travelers to enjoy the great outdoors and explore local culture and history. Read on

  • Apple slingshots, corn cannons and pumpkin catapults: Smash some fruit this fall

    Some of the places using these contraptions include Pumpkin Valley Farm in Dayton, Apple Acres Farm in South Hiram, Damariscotta Pumpkinfest, and Ghostport in Bucksport Read on

  • 29 stunning photos of fall foliage in Maine (and some perfect spots to leaf peep)

    Dang, those leaves sure do look purty this time of year. And while locals might give the influx of "leaf peepers" a hard time, there's truly no shame in staring. Read on

  • Fall Getaways are a bargain after Labor Day: Acadia, Nova Scotia, Pinkham Notch and more

    It's the perfect time to explore Acadia National Park, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, or quaint-and-trendy Kennebunkport. Chill out at Sebago Lake, hike to your destination with Maine Huts & Trails, or cruise to Nova Scotia, Canada on the NovaStar. Read on

  • Love yurts: 7 cool and cozy Maine yurts to stay in this fall

    Yurts have been around for centuries, but until recently, if you wanted to sleep in one, you'd have to book a ticket to the Mongolian steppe. Fortunately for you wannabe globe trekkers, yurts are popping up all over Maine. Read on

  • Hike, bike, paddle: Fall is a great time to visit Maine Huts & Trails

    Fall at the Maine Huts & Trails means plenty of hiking, mountain biking and paddling combined with relaxing nights of hearty food, good company and comfy backcountry accommodations. Read on

  • Apple orchard, pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo: It’s all about fall at Treworgy Orchard near Bangor

    Ifyou want a one-stop shop of all things fall (I'm talking corn maze, apple orchard, pumpkin patch, horse-drawn wagon, petting zoo, ice cream and a peanut butter and apple sandwich) then go to Treworgy Orchards in Levant. Read on

  • Get lost in the stalks: Corn Mazes in Maine

    They seem easy, but corn mazes can confound even the most capable problem solvers. Test your sense of direction (and maybe bring a cell phone, just in case) in one of Maine's corn mazes. Read on

  • Pick-your-own donuts: Our 5 favorite places for the best apple donuts to eat this fall

    Apple picking is one of fall's pleasures. And while it's great to have a stack of fresh Cortlands or Honeycrisps or Macs on the counter to bake into pies or chomp into outright, it's the apple donut that has become one of the season's most-delicious apple treats. Read on

  • 6 dog-friendly fall events in Maine that your harvest hound will dig

    Support the canine community at dog-friendly events like Strut Your Mutt and Ales for Tales. Read on

  • For the birds: Visit an Audubon sanctuary to witness bird migrations and the changing season

    Fall is a great time to take the family to an Audubon sanctuary to witness bird migration and embrace the changing season. Read on

  • Road trip: The Boothbay peninsula in the off-season

    Overflowing with tourists and summer residents in July and August, the Boothbay region reveals its quieter charms in the off season. There's still plenty to do, great places to eat and shop and reduced prices on places to stay. Take a day trip or spend a weekend with advice from our guide. Read on

  • 4 mountains you can drive up (plus other scenic spots to enjoy with minimal physical effort!)

    Some hikers shudder at the thought (summits should be hard-earned!) but here's the thing: Not everyone can hike. And not everyone wants to. Read on

  • Waterfalls, caves & the Appalachian Trail at Grafton Notch State Park

    There are great views of the notch from some notable spots that don’t require much effort (but you can still tell your friends you hiked part of the historic Appalachian Trail). Read on

  • 3 hikes in 3 days: See mountain tops, huts & waterfalls with this 3-day adventure in the White Mountains

    There are many hiking options to choose from in the areas between Crawford and Franconia notches, but if you're in need of recommendations, you can just do what we did on our recent three-day trip. Read on

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