While officials say that summer is still sticking around for a few more weeks, Labor Day has come and gone and September is underway, meaning that it’s prime time for enjoying a fall getaway to a Maine bed and breakfast. Today’s temperatures rose to around 80 and periods of bright sunshine drove many visitors to the beach for some sand and surf, just like you would during the heat of the summer, but the cool evening weather says that fall
really is on its way. Yep, it’s time to break out the light jackets and thin sweaters, because you’ll certainly want one during a nighttime stroll! And with the crisp, cool breezes, there’s nothing I like more than a moonlit walk along the water. But one of the things I like about fall is that often a thick fog rolls in during the wee hours of the morning, so if you’re up early you can catch a glimpse of this beautiful scene before it burns off, revealing the characteristic bright blue skies.
During the fall season, there are lots of great ways to enjoy the foliage. One of my favorite things to do in the autumn (or spring and summer, for that matter) is to cruise the coastline on an elegant sailboat, like the Schooner Eleanor or the Pineapple Ketch. Each of these ships leave from docks within walking distance from our Maine bed and breakfast, and offer trips lasting between 90 minutes and two hours – the perfect length for relaxation and sightseeing but still leaves you with plenty of time for exploring Kennebunkport! The local nature preserves are ideal for enjoying walks in the midst of the fall foliage, and places like Laudholm Farm or Mount Agamenticus let you enjoy views of the woods and the coastline – setting the stage for a perfect photographic opportunity! But no matter how you choose to spend your fall getaway, a Maine bed and breakfast is the ideal setting for a classic New England experience.