How to Plan a New England Fall Foliage Trip

The leaves are already changing in New England and now is the perfect time to plan your day trips to see the foliage! Here are some great tips for planning a day trip this October.

 

1 – Plan your dates based on where you are headed.

Remember that foliage arrives earliest where elevation is the highest. Usually New England hits the peak foliage time during mid-October.

 

2 – Find the perfect spot.

New England offers lots of beautiful scenery including covered bridges, white churches and barns that look beautiful for foliage photography. Find some great places and snap some great shots for your Instagram!

 

3 – Bring the right footwear.

Hiking is the best way to see the most color. Wear your comfortable walking/hiking shoes so you can climb to some areas for the best views.

 

4 – Opt for a printed map rather than GPS.

Sometimes GPS doesn’t work in remote areas where the best foliage is. Also, a printed map is just more fun for a road trip!

 

5 – Stop for festive snacks.

Did someone say apple cider donuts? Hot apple cider? These are necessities for a foliage trip in New England and you’ll find plenty of farm stands that sell both!

A Lot to Love About Maine – Casco Bay Lines

There’s a lot to love about Maine in the summer time. If you haven’t spent a weekend visiting Maine’s islands you should make plans before summer is over! Maine’s islands include Peaks IslandLittle Diamond IslandGreat Diamond IslandLong IslandChebeague Island and Cliff Island.  Getting to the islands is a quick and enjoyable ferry-ride away.  Our residents at Foreside Estates and Princeton on Back Cove love jumping on Casco Bay Lines for a ride.

Whether you are visiting for a day, staying for vacation, or enjoying one of their scenic or music cruises – Casco Bay Lines is your fun and safe connection to the islands of Maine! The regularly-scheduled ferry operates 365 days a year. There are also lots of fun specialty cruises including a sunset and moonlight run. Learn more about the ferry and boat rides you can enjoy at Cascobaylines.com.

 

 

5 Things To Do in Falmouth and Portland this Spring!

Spring is here and so is the warmer weather! There are lot’s of fun things to do and delicious places to eat in the Falmouth and Portland Maine areas. Here are 5 things our Maine residents love doing this time of year…

 

1 – Peaks Island

2 – Allagash Brewery

3 – Portland Museum of Art 

4 – Coastal Highway U.S. 1

5 – Commercial Street Portland

 

If you’re in Maine this spring make sure to visit us too! Click to find all of our rental options in Maine!