The Late Fall Maine Guide: 2020
October 30, 2020
There’s no more charming a place in the world than Maine and at Leyland, we are more grateful than ever for Maine's fresh air, water vistas and endless trails.
Fall is here in Maine! And the global pandemic we've been faced with is still here. We may be past peak foliage, but there is still plenty of the season left to enjoy in a safe way. Fortunately, fall fun hasn't been canceled. Here are some ways to keep your family and loved ones safe, and still have fun during this social distancing fall.
We recommend using Portland as your Maine fall hub, where you enjoy spectacular faded foliage and killer ocean views of Casco Bay, brick buildings paired with cobblestone streets, accessible hiking and orchards for apple picking, and of course, breweries. And also, don't forget that Portland was voted the Bon Appetit Restaurant City of the Year in 2018. Portland has also mastered outdoor, heated seating to keep you safe (and warm) as temps drop!
APPLE PICKING AT ROCKY RIDGE ORCHARD
38 Rocky Ridge Lane, Bowdoin, ME 04287
This orchard offers apple picking, hay rides, pumpkins and gourds for sale, and be sure to try the apple cider and homemade donuts inside the main shop.
CIDER AT RICKER HILL ORCHARD
295 Buckfield Road (Route 117), Turner ME 04282
Ricker Hill Orchards has been growing Maine apples for over nine generations in the small town of Turner, Maine. Turner is a small town in the foothills of Maine about an hour's drive from the coast. They offer many activities, including an outdoor area to enjoy their hard cider and homemade donuts, apple picking, a corn maze, disc golf, and more.
Rêve Cycling x Halo at the Point!
10 Thompson Pt.
Head over to Thompson's Point for a safe and socially distanced spin class with lots of space and great circulation, now offered every day of the week! Great music and smiling faces guaranteed.
Bike to the Islands
Plan a bike route to any (or all!) of our favorite road-accessible Casco Bay islands. Some ideas close to Portland and moving north are Mackworth, Cousins, Little John, Orrs, Bailey and Sebascodegan.
Choose your distance and enjoy the Maine woods paired with ocean views. You can't go wrong at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park in Freeport or the Cliff Trail in Harpswell. Dogs are welcome with a leash!
Harbor Fish Market
9 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101
Downtown Portland fish market with photogenic storefront, astounding variety of seafood available daily, huge tanks brimming with live lobster, clean ocean atmosphere, and friendly faces.
Gurnet Trading Co.
602 Gurnet Road, Route #24, Brunswick, ME 04011
Fresh seafood trading co. with top-notch curbside appeal.
PLAN A BEACH DAY
Scarborough, ME 04074
Nestled in between Prout's Neck and Cape Elizabeth, Higgins is a long, sandy beach perfect for walking, sunbathing, looking for sand dollars and surfing! Be sure to stop by the Higgins Beach Market Roadside Stand (82 Spurwink Rd, Scarborough) for coffee or snacks on your way to the beach!
Phippsburg, ME 04562
Jaw dropping views, miles of beach, and you can even walk to an off-shore island at low tide! Plus, now that it is off-season, you can enjoy the beach with your dog!
50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103
4 Thompsons Point #108, Portland, ME 04102
115 Fox St, Portland, ME, 04101
219 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101
103 Fox St, Portland, ME 04101
11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick, ME 04011
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