The trickle of cars and buses loaded with leaf peepers will soon become a steady stream. From the rough, rocky coast to mountains and waterfalls further inland, Maine possesses some of the most stunning foliage spots in the United States. For savvy hikers, autumn is a great excuse to check out some of Maine’s best hiking trails as well as the changing leaves.
This week, the foliage in the midcoast and Down East should be near its peak. Home to Acadia National Park and the Bold Coast, eastern Maine has some of the most developed – and most easily accessible – trail networks in the state.
Next week, the trees of central Maine and the western mountains should hit peak colors. By following Route 4, you can reach a handful of hikes that showcase the region.
In a couple weeks, as the colors begin to fade in the mountains and Down East, the foliage in southern Maine will reach its fiery peak. Covered in small mountains and foothills, the region is a haven for hikers with families, or those looking for quick, easy hikes.
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