Best Time to Visit Maine – Fall Foliage Peaks

Photo of Baxter State Park

The best time to visit Maine is all year, but here at Wilsons on Moosehead Lake, we’re particularly fond of fall. As the temperatures dip and the air gains its autumn bite, we’re always struck by the colorful fall foliage around Moosehead Lake. Whether you’re gazing at the amber shore from a boat or trekking through the heart of a Maine forest, you’ll behold some of the most breathtaking scenery. Here are a few suggestions for the next time you visit Maine.

Scenic Drives in Maine

We’re happy to be located right in the middle of one of the best fall foliage driving tours. Just outside the Wilson’s on Moosehead Lake property is the Moosehead Lake Scenic Byway, which hugs the south lakeshore. To get the full experience, start in Greenville and take Route 15 all the way to Jackman. You’ll drive past your cabin along the way! While you’re visiting Greenville, be sure to stop at Flatlanders Pub for a classic Maine lobster roll. Then start your trip through one of the most vibrant scenic drives in Maine. You’ll view miles of Maine forest and the sparkling water of Moosehead Lake from many different angles. Stop for photo-ops in any of the towns along the way; the point of scenic drives in Maine is to explore everything the state has to offer.

Hiking During the Best Time to Visit Maine

Moosehead Lake is conveniently located near the center of Maine, so when you stay with us, you have easy access to a whole slew of beautiful places. One of these is the 100 Mile Wilderness Conservation Area. This extremely demanding section of the Appalachian Trail is not recommended for beginners, but you can still enjoy its beauty without completing the entire hike. It begins just under an hour east of Wilson’s on Moosehead Lake and ends to the north at Baxter State Park, where you’ll fine Maine’s highest peak—Mount Katahdin. This is another of those scenic drives in Maine where you can stop along the way. Instead of stopping in towns, stop for a chance to hike through the lush Maine forest. After all, the fall foliage makes it the best time to visit Maine.

Fall Foliage at Moosehead Lake

Our beautiful home state features endless fall foliage driving tours and hikes, so join us this season during the best time to visit Maine. Sip apple cider from the porch of your lakeside cottage, and take in everything the Maine forest and Moosehead Lake have to offer. Call us at (207)-695-2549 to make a reservation today.