Outdoor Activities for Your Fall Bucket List

family in pumpkin patch

It’s officially autumn, and although hot summer days basking in the sun are behind us, there are still plenty of fun outdoor activities the fall season has to offer! Whether you are an outdoor adventurer, a food lover, a photographer, or simply looking for things to keep your children entertained, there’s a festive fall activity for everyone.

Here are a few outdoor activities to add to your fall bucket list this season!

Fall Foliage Drive

Pack up your whole family and spend a few hours driving through the fall foliage on long country roads or through the mountains. It’s a perfect opportunity to get some amazing photos and enjoy the vibrant colors of the changing leaves that only happens in autumn.

Apple Picking

Take a day trip to pick your very own apples. There are pick-your-own farms all across the US, and many offer other fun fall activities and tasty treats while you’re there. You’ll get a basket to store all your precious fruit, and you can usually explore the orchard by yourself, climbing into the trees on ladders to choose which apples you want to bring home with you.

You can create many recipes with freshly picked apples, from pies and strudels to sauces and spreads. Spend the day with your friends or family experimenting with festive recipes.

Corn Maze

Corn mazes are for all ages! Classic corn mazes are great for kids and families, but you can also find much more difficult corn mazes that are appropriate for teens and adults. Head to a fall corn maze with friends and celebrate its completion with a trip to a local brewery afterward for some festive spirits!

Pumpkin Patch

There’s nothing like picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween. Take a day trip with your loved ones to a rural pumpkin patch within your area. You might even get lucky and get a chance to enjoy a hayride or feed some farm animals while you’re there.

If you want to kick the fall festivities up a notch, Maine is a beautiful place to visit during autumn! Maine is known for its gorgeous fall foliage, with plenty of activities and festivals happening during this magical time of year.

If you’re planning your trip, don’t forget to stay at Sands by the Sea. Our locally owned motel is conveniently located a short distance away from some of Maine’s most popular attractions.

Contact us at (207)363-2211 to learn about our rates and accommodations.  

4 Reasons You Need to Visit Maine in the Fall

Maine Landscaping

Although Maine is known for its beautiful beaches and delicious fresh seafood, it’s also a sought-out place to travel to in the fall too. As New England’s largest state, Maine is covered with over millions of acres of forests and miles of scenic sights. As soon as the leaves begin to change, tourists will do anything they can to see these breathtaking fall sights in person.

Besides the amazing views, there are also many great activities that guests can do while enjoying the fall weather in Maine.

Here are some of the best things to do in Maine in the fall:

Seek Out Maine’s Fall Foliage

Be sure to grab your camera, because you won’t want to miss this. Once autumn officially hits, the trees across the state will bloom with the most beautiful fall colors. Maine is known for its gorgeous forests, so you can only imagine what they will look like with beautiful fall hues. Whether you take a stroll along the beach or a drive to one of the national parks, you will love being surrounded by the striking colors.

Don’t forget to bring your camera with you!

Whale Watching in Maine

Another great way to experience Maine in the fall is by going out on the water! Whale watching in Maine will typically extend into October, so there is still plenty of time to head out on the water and see whales. Guests can expect to see humpback whales, finback whales, and other aquatic creatures too! There are plenty of places to whale watch in Maine, and some of the best are just a short 30 minutes away from Sands by the Sea.

Hike Around Maine

If you want to see the amazing fall colors up close, then take a hike! Many tourists enjoy traveling to York Beach, ME because it offers beautiful ocean views and spectacular mountain sights. One of our favorites is Mount Agamenticus, which is just under 20 minutes from our motel.

Mount Agamenticus is popular because it has both hiking and biking trails, and a stunning 360-degree view from the top of the mountain. You won’t want to miss this!

There Are Amazing Places to Stay in York Beach, ME

Have we convinced you to take a trip to Maine this fall? If you’re planning your trip, don’t forget to stay at Sands by the Sea Motel. Our locally owned motel is conveniently located a short distance away from some of Maine’s most popular attractions.

Visit our website to view our rates and start planning your stay!