It’s finally that time again – time for enjoying glorious fall foliage in Kennebunkport Maine! While there never seems to be a good way to predict when the “peak” of the colors will hit, late September to mid-late October is usually prime time for leaf-peeping. It’s astounding to me that you can walk down one street and see trees ablaze with reds and yellows, but the next will still be lush and green. How does that happen?! So although I may not fully understand the science behind the turning of the leaves, that doesn’t prevent me from enjoying their splendor.
Fortunately for visitors of our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, there are ample ways to enjoy the colors, no matter what your preferences are in terms of daily activities. Here’s a smattering of some excellent ways to savor the view!
For the outdoor lover in you, head to one of the many nature preserves in and around Kennebunkport Maine. The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust protects enormous tracts of land encompassing fields, streams, and vernal pools. Their many trails will lead you right into the heart of our deciduous forests and surround you with color. If you prefer to take advantage of our coastal location, head to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge or Laudholm Trust at the Wells Reserve. Both offer trails surrounded by forests (we all just love trees at this time of year!) with views of tidal estuaries. Laudholm Trust’s Beach Trail will lead you to a spectacular protected stretch of sand with an amazing array of trees at your back.
But if trekking through the forests isn’t your speed, how about a scenic ride? The horse-drawn carriage plods slowly through the historic district, offering riders views of the towering trees and historic homes that comprise the area around our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast. The Intown Trolley offers sweeping loops through historic Kennebunkport, Ocean Avenue, and Kennebunk Beach. The antique cars at the Seashore Trolley Museum put on a pumpkin ride at this time of year that is always a blast for guests of all ages.
But if you are just up for a scenic stroll, the gorgeous beaches and coastline of Kennebunkport Maine are certainly one of the best venues for enjoying the fall colors. Walking along Ocean Avenue, you’ll be treated to ocean vistas, grand Maine cottages, and, of course, trees and shrubs ablaze with color. Sometimes, though, vacations just require old fashioned relaxation, so lounging in the backyard of our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast is another ideal location for enjoying the fall sights. Ringed by maples, oaks, and sycamores, the adirondack chairs and hammock are perfect for watching the reds and orange leaves flutter in the breeze! With all these amazing opportunities for leaf-peeping in Kennebunkport you’re sure not to miss a moment primed for pictures. Happy fall!