As the leaves start to turn and the air becomes crisp and brisk, a getaway to Maine is the ideal choice for fall vacationers. In fact, the Boothbay Harbor area boasts many wonderful things to do in Maine in October. From fall festivals to sightseeing to relaxing resorts, a fall getaway to Maine reveals the magic of this time of year. Many guests come here to get cozy and take in the autumnal beauty, but there are also plenty of other great things to do in Maine in October. Here are three great ideas to get you started!
With so many things to do in Boothbay Harbor, a fall vacation here is one of the best ways to enjoy Midcoast Maine. And, if you’re looking for more information about all the wonderful things to do in our area, view our Things to Do page!
Then, come and see the vivid fall colors, sip a hot drink by the fireplace, and enjoy delicious, traditional Maine cuisine during an October stay at Linekin Bay Resort. If you join us early in the month, you can even take part in our Harvest Festival!
3 Things to Do in Maine in October During a Fall Getaway
1. The Fall Foliage Festival
A Boothbay Harbor tradition, the annual Fall Foliage Festival celebrates the season, the area’s railroad legacy, and the artisans that make the area thrive. The festival takes place every Columbus Day weekend, and features live music, incredible food, train rides, antique cars, pumpkin carving, and a craft show at the center of it all. Located in the Boothbay Railway Village, the festival offers fun kids activities, too. The children’s corner is sponsored by the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and the Boothbay Sea & Science Center, and they offer fun activities for kids to enjoy at the festival. There are also interesting exhibits that feature Boothbay Harbor’s railway history, early village life, and antique automobiles depicting the evolution of transportation in the region. When it comes to quintessential things to do in Maine in October, the Fall Foliage Festival in Boothbay Harbor is a great activity.
2. The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest
Another autumn celebration in the Boothbay region that you can’t miss is the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest! This family-friendly event started in Damariscotta, ME, in 2007 and has delighted visitors and locals ever since. When you attend the festival, you’ll enjoy a giant pumpkin parade, catapult demonstrations, a pumpkin boat regatta, and more.
3. Columbus Day Weekend Harvest Festival
If you’re looking for a great way to spend a beautiful October weekend, come to Boothbay Harbor for a Harvest Festival at the beginning on October. When you do, you’ll enjoy a 5-course harvest dinner, pumpkin carving, s’mores around the campfire, and more!
Linekin Bay Resort cabins and lodges offer the ideal lodging experience for a fall trip to Maine. Warm, luxurious amenities ensure the comfort of resort guests, and features like the great fireplace in the Main Lodge echo a nostalgic sentiment befitting of a Maine fall vacation. Classic Maine cuisine greets guests as expertly-crafted entrees, drinks, and more at The Deck Bar & Grill, the resort’s on-site restaurant. There’s no better way to experience fall in Maine!
Bonus Suggestion: Sightseeing in Boothbay Harbor
With so many great things to do in our area this season, we couldn’t limit ourselves to just “Maine is famous for its fall foliage,” and for good reason. The vivid colors of changing leaves inspire many guests to explore the area looking for beautiful photo opportunities and dramatic coloration. So, take a drive along the Midcoast area and discover the famous autumnal beauty here. Or, set out from Linekin Bay Resort for a walk through a nearby park like Barrett Park. Another great way to see the colors is by boat aboard a Cap’n Fish’s boat cruise. They offer tours into mid-October, and, while it may be chilly, the view of the peak colors from the water is truly spectacular.
Plan a Fall Getaway Today
The beauty of Maine in the fall draws many guests here to Boothbay Harbor. Come visit to slow down and unplug this fall in a cabin or lodge at Linekin Bay Resort. Sit by the great fireplace in the Main Lodge, indulge in delicious traditional Maine cuisine at The Deck Bar & Grill, and create special memories with loved ones at the premier resort in Boothbay Harbor. Browse our available cabins and lodges and reserve your Maine fall getaway today.