Fall Foliage in Poland Maine

It’s time to look forward to fall foliage in Poland Maine. With summer winding down and the “dog days” of August hopefully in the rearview mirror, I for one, am eager for the change. When the first splotch of color appears across the lake, and dusk brings a faint cool to the air, foliage season is not far behind. Truth be told, fall arrives in the waning days of August here at Wolf Cove Inn, and lingers into early November. Bright reds, yellows and oranges seem to paint the landscape slowly. It begins with a single tree in late August and erupts into the rich hues of autumn throughout September. And then, by Columbus Day, color reaches its peak with all the vibrant hues. Finally, the pastels trickle leisurely away right into November.

“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze.
The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.”
– Author unknown


lake surrounded by red, orange, and yellow fall foliage

A scenic drive is perhaps top on everyone’s list during foliage season. However, to truly experience the wonder of the fall foliage in Poland Maine, you simply must get outdoors. Whether on foot or on horseback, kayak, canoe, bicycle, or your own two legs, the sights and smells of autumn are best appreciated slowly. As such, like fine wine, you need to experience the magnificent show of color with all your senses.

Red, green, yellow, and orange foliage reflecting in lake surface

We’ve written often about the beauty of fall here in Poland, Maine. With so many great opportunities to get outside and bask in the glory of Mother Nature, you’ll certainly not want for new and fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors. So, let’s break down some of our favorite ways to embrace the season.

colorful foliage surround a granite rock face.

Nearby Bradbury Mountain State Park offers hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Break out your hiking boots and tackle one of the best hikes in Maine.

Experience the rush of water cascading down a granite face at some of Maine’s waterfalls.

wooden covered bridge across river

Canvas the countryside exploring historic covered bridges.

Lighthouse off the coast of Maine, above a beach with large rocks and next to a red-roofed two-story building

Follow one of our suggested itineraries for the best day trips in Maine to explore the beauty of nature, the backroads of Maine and the quaint villages and towns north, south, east, and west of us.


When you’ve completed enjoying nature by day, don’t forget that nature puts on a show as the day transitions into night. IMHO, September and October sunsets at the Inn are the best of the year. So, grab a glass of wine, some gourmet 1927 S’mores kits (available for purchase), gather round the fire pit in a comfy Adirondack chair and enjoy the show.

September and October are two of the busiest months at the Wolf Cove Inn. Our location in Maine’s Lakes Region is very popular with leaf peepers. Therefore, to ensure that you can reserve your favorite room, we encourage you to book soon.

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