Maine's Fall Foliage Tour Season
Knox County — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a fall special of foliage tours in the country this weekend. One of the featured places was Camden, Maine. In case you’re interested, the Hartstone Inn in Camden has a package for $202 called “Whatever Floats Your Boat.” You must also pay for your room charge. You may sail along Penobscot Bay for a two-hour tour aboard the Schooner, Surprise, or take an eco tour on the Lively Lady Too lobster boat.
The day includes a picnic lunch of two lobster rolls, a fresh dill pickle, and “a Pine Tree State’s signature treat, the cream-filled chocolate whoopee pie.” After the sail the inn will serve you a five-course gourmet dinner for two with fresh seafood and dishes made of local ingredients. Multicourse breakfasts and spa treatments are also included.
Works for me. Sign me up. Do I get a discount for advertising the Hartstone Inn and their fall package here?
After reading this inviting story I decided to give you all the information you need to have or want to know regarding Maine’s fall foliage.
The best place on the internet to go to find all this information is www.mainefoliage.com.
Here you will find the latest foliage report as well as an email signup for future reports such as demonstrated in the map with this story.
This site will also tell you when and where to visit all the different sections of Maine to see the leaves at their fall foliage peak.
If you wish to hike to see the foliage they suggest you go to: www.parksandlands.com.
If you would like to plan a fall foliage trip such as the Camden one above they suggest you go to www.visitmaine.com.
Did you ever wonder how and why the leaves turn colors in the fall? There is a wonderful video intended for children, but very informative for all ages, called “Maine’s Autumn Magic: How Leaves Reveal Their Fall Colors.” You can find it on the Maine foliage site or www.maine.gov/doc/foliage.
They also give you some samples of our beautiful Maine fall foliage which they have collected over the years.
I also found a beautiful video of Acadia National Park done by a program called “Photo Trekker” This one is called Episode 104 and features the park with some wonderful fall pictures included. Enjoy.
I wish I could see the foliage in person this year, but I look forward to seeing the foliage again in the future. You won't see a prettier or more vivid fall foliage than you will in our Great State of Maine. (See this video on the regular blog space www.southendstories.blogspot.com.)
Thanks for listening.