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Discover the Beauty of Maine with Our Top 4 Fall Hikes

September 20, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Fall is settling in very nicely at the Wolf Cove Inn, our romantic bed and breakfast in Poland, Maine. It’s a great time to get moving and enjoy the outdoors. Mother Nature’s canvas is beginning its awesome display of vibrant foliage. It’s time for you to see it yourself. Below are the best hikes in Maine that are especially worth a visit now as they really show off autumn’s amazing colors. The hikes range in difficulty from easy to advanced. Driving distances to the trailheads range from 10 minutes to two hours from our Inn on Tripp Lake.
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Views Across Tripp Lake at Wolf Cove Inn

4 Fall Hikes In Maine

Now is a great time for a romantic getaway in Maine to explore the beauty of fall foliage season. The air is brisk, the skies cobalt blue, and the vibe invigorating. Did I mention the colors? Stunning. Gorgeous. Spectacular. Breathtaking. That’s what goes through one’s mind while taking any of these fall hikes in Maine. Take in the views and peaceful surrounds with a picnic basket for two! Without further ado, here a some of our personal favorites.

Views of Sebago Lake and the White Mountains from Rattlesnake Mountain, One of the Best Hikes in Maine

Rattlesnake Mountain

Don’t worry, there are no rattlesnakes on Rattlesnake Mountain! What you do get are some great ledge views of the foliage dancing around the many beautiful lakes, including Crescent Lake, Panther Pond and Sebago Lake. At the farthest point on the hike (it’s only just under 3 miles out and back total), you’ll even spot the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Hike details and directions can be found here. This hike has a great reward to effort ratio! And trust me, the foliage views are truly unforgettable.

This is a mostly easy hike with one moderate pitch. It’s a 10 minute drive to the Raymond Maine trailhead. The hike will take about 90 minutes round trip.

View of Foliage from Singepole Mountain, One of the Best Hikes in Maine

Singepole Mountain

Singepole Mountain offers two paths to the summit. One is easy with a spot or two of pitch. The other is strenuous. Once at the top, the rewards are terrific. You’ll find an abandoned quarry where the pups can take a swim. The summit of Singepole Mountain offers panoramic foliage views of the Oxford Hills, White Mountains and Hall Pond. Read more about hiking Singepole Mountain.

Learn more about Singepole Mountain including directions for the 25 minute drive to the Paris Maine trailhead. The hike will take about two hours round trip.

Foliage Views from the Summit of Bradbury Mountain, One of the Best Hikes in Maine

Bradbury Mountain

There is a lot to discover at Bradbury Mountain State Park, including great hiking, especially for families. A variety of paths are available ranging from easy to moderate, one of which is stroller navigable. Once at the summit, enjoy the almost 360-degree views of the foliage in Maine’s farmland and open spaces. You’ll also catch views of the Atlantic on especially clear days. Learn more about getting to and hiking around Bradbury Mountain State Park.

You’ll drive 30 minutes to Bradbury State Park in Pownal Maine. The hike will take an hour round trip.

Start of Foliage Season at the Top of Little Bigelow, One of the Best Hikes in Maine

Little Bigelow Mountain

For an adventurous full-day scenic drive and hike, I love Little Bigelow Mountain. This moderate to advanced hike offers many rewards on the way up, including fantastic views of Flagstaff Lake. Furthermore, a terrific view of Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Resort awaits you its summit. Check out my post about this Maine Fall Foliage hike as well as other foliage season adventures and be sure to watch the video of the hike to get the full picture.

This hike is moderate to advanced on part of the Appalachian trail. It’s a 2-hour drive to Bigelow Preserve trailhead near Carrabassett Valley, Maine. The hike itself will take 3-4 hours round trip. Bring plenty of water and some energy food on this hike. We can provide a backpack and trekking poles for this adventure on a first come – first serve basis.

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Wolf Cove Inn – Your Home Base For Foliage Season

At the Wolf Cove Inn, we specialize in romantic getaways in Maine. Start your day with a gorgeous autumn sunrise over Tripp Lake. Experience our delicious lakeside 3-course breakfast to power you for the day. Then head for the hills! And after a day of hiking adventures, come back to the Inn and enjoy a spectacular sunset over the lake by our new fire pit. The s’mores are on us!

If hiking isn’t your cup of tea, we have some other ideas to help you enjoy Maine fall foliage, including scenic drives, waterfalls and more. Whatever you choose, the folks here at the Inn will do everything they can to make your experience even more memorable.

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Enjoy Your Pizza Dinner by the Fire Pit at Sunset

Singepole Mountain Hiking

September 10, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

One of the most often asked questions by guests of the Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine is “Do you have any hiking recommendations?” The answer is yes, we have many great options one of these great options is Singepole Mountain hiking trails.

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Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Historic Site

August 25, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Are you are a history buff? If so, a visit to Sabbathday Lake Shaker Villages in Maine should be on your to-do list while staying at Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine. Located about 10 minutes from the Inn, Shaker Village is home to the very last Shaker! This was once a vibrant religious community encompassing eighteen communities in the eastern US.

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Do You Want To See Maine’s Largest Flea Market?

June 19, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Do you have an itch to buy stuff you don’t need? Of course you do! And what better place to scratch that itch than a flea market?

Out of all the flea markets in Maine, the largest is only five minutes from the Wolf Cove Inn. The Willows Flea Market spans three floors with items from over 200 vendors and artisans. Items range from antiques to collectibles and more. Located in nearby Mechanic Falls, you can easily spend a half to full day there.
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Old phonograph at Willows flea market

Dig Out Those Spike Jones Records!

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Can You See A Moose At Maine Wildlife Park?

May 26, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

It’s funny. So many folks visiting the Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, ask “where can I see a moose?” I tell them about “Moose Alley” between Rangeley and Stratton. However, that’s a two-hour drive, though it is one of our favorite day trips in Maine. “Rather than that”, I tell them, “head to Maine Wildlife Park. Moose sighting guaranteed!” Furthermore, it’s only 20 minutes from the Wolf Cove Inn in nearby Gray, Maine. Book your stay at Wolf Cove Inn today to see a moose in Maine
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Enjoy A Wonderful Day At Bradbury Mountain State Park

May 23, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

A favorite nearby attraction, Bradbury Mountain State Park is a scenic 30 minute drive from the Wolf Cove Inn, a Bed And Breakfast in Maine. With a summit of sweeping vistas to the coastline and farmlands of Maine, Bradbury Mountain has one of the highest reward-to-effort ratios you’ll find anywhere. The park offers a nice variety of activities while enjoying your romantic getaways in Maine.

Read on to learn more about this great state park and some ideas for enjoying the mountain.

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Do You Want To Enjoy The Beauty Of McLaughlin Garden?

May 15, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Yes you do! McLaughlin Gardens and Homestead are a treasure here in western Maine. Located in nearby South Paris, it is only 13 miles from the Wolf Cove Inn, a romantic B&B in Maine. So if you love beautiful gardens, read on to learn more about the McLaughlin Garden. Better yet, enjoy romantic getaways in Maine at the Wolf Cove Inn and explore the gardens yourself.

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5 Authentic Winter Adventures At Beautiful Pineland Farms

February 13, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Located less than 30 minutes from the Wolf Cove Inn, a romantic lakeside B&B in Poland Maine, Pineland Farms offers a wonderful array of winter experiences. Pineland Farms is a working farm that also fosters healthy lifestyles through recreation. Open year round, the farm is a winter wonderland of fun activities.

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Sip & Savor Along Maine’s Libations Trail

February 7, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Experience our Maine Libations Trail Tour, featuring our favorite craft brewers, distillers and fermenters!

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3 Things To Know About Our Wonderful Maine Spa

January 27, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

At the Wolf Cove Inn, we believe guest well being is of paramount importance. From the moment you pull into our parking lot through your final departure, we strive to make your experience as wonderful as possible. In order to help improve your well being, we’ve invested in enhancing the spa experience at the inn. Here are three things to know about your Maine spa experience.

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How To Turn Horseplay Into Winter Romance

January 17, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Winter romance is a specialty of the Wolf Cove Inn. We offer beautiful suites with large jetted spa tubs, fireplaces and great lake views. Our main living room offers panoramic lake views and a cozy fireplace for cuddling. Furthermore, we offer many packages and specials to kick up the romance.

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9 Winter Activities In Maine For Your Romance Getaway

December 3, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

We have 9 terrific winter activities in Maine and around the Wolf Cove Inn that allow you to enjoy the beauty of New England winter, a wonderful time of year. Yes, there is shoveling and driving on snowy, icy roads. But once you’ve dispensed with that, nature’s remnants are there to enjoy, invigorate your body and help you make a connection with the natural world around you. To top things off you’ll save $40-$120 per night during the winter season!

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Want Your Honeymoon in Maine To Be Uniquely Wonderful?

May 26, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

Your honeymoon (or mini-moon) demarks both an end and a beginning. It marks the end of the sometimes years long process of actually getting married. At the same time it likely marks your first time alone as a married couple, embarking on the start of your magical life together. You want that experience to be unique. You want it to be wonderful. You want to create a life-long memory. At our top Maine bed and breakfast, we have some ideas about that.

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5 Ways To Bask In The Maine Fall Foliage Glory

September 12, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

The Maine fall foliage are changing from their summertime greens. In the fall, spectacular reds, oranges and yellows appear. The air is drier. Consequently, our windows are open at night and we pull up the blankets. And oh those cobalt blue skies! It sure seems like my favorite time of year is here at Wolf Cove Inn. Yes, leaf peeping season is here! Therefore, I’ve created your guide to the many ways to enjoy this spectacular season. I hope it inspires you to take a Maine fall foliage getaway. You won’t want to miss it.

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5 More Beautiful Waterfalls in Maine You Absolutely Must See

August 31, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

In my last post on Maine waterfalls, I expressed a love of waterfalls. The sounds of water crashing to the ground. The glisten and spray of water everywhere. Nature’s power carving pathways through the ancient granite. In that previous post on waterfalls in Maine I covered a northerly day trip to experience 6 waterfalls.  In this post you’ll discover a northwesterly day trip to explore another 5 Maine waterfalls, starting at the Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine.

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6 Beautiful Maine Waterfalls You Absolutely Must See

August 25, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

Everyone loves waterfalls, including me! The sounds of water crashing to the ground. The beauty of glistening and spraying water everywhere. The power of nature carving pathways through the ancient granite. There are many beautiful Maine waterfalls to explore. Here is one man’s list of Maine waterfalls you can explore when you want to make a day trip starting at the award-winning Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine.

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5 Sites To See On The New Hiking Trails In Maine

June 16, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

My two dogs, Gabby and Ellie-Bellie, set out to explore some new hiking trails here in Poland, Maine. We’ll take a little trip together into the Heart Of Poland and explore 5 sites along the way. And we meet a new friend (or not) along the way. Oh, lest I forget to mention my other dog (Bruschi) – well he’s a grumpy old man pug and decided to stay at home with Sue.

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9 Fun Activities Around Tripp Lake That Will Enliven You

June 10, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

There are lots of fun Maine activities to enjoy on and around Tripp Lake this summer and fall. All are easily accessible from the 550 feet of private lakefront shoreline of the Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine.

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4 Unique Maine Shopping Venues To See And Enjoy

April 12, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

There are many great Maine shopping venues within an hour’s drive of our romantic Maine bed and breakfast. Whether it’s knocking off a bucket list item like visiting the L.L. Bean complex in Freeport, exploring a quaint village, or hitting up the outlets, there is something for everyone a short drive from your home away from home.

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6 Maine Golf Courses That Will Make You Happy

April 12, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

At one of the Maine Golf Courses, the golf pro asks his student “what do you do if you are in a lightning storm while on the golf course?” The student says “run for cover.” The pro says “no, you stand on the course and hold up a one iron because not even God can hit a one iron.” Badump bump!

Enjoy beautiful golf courses near our Maine bed and breakfast.

Personally I like to

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5 Fun Activities For Your Maine New Year’s Eve Weekend

December 5, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

Still trying to figure out what you are doing to ring in the New Year? Here at the Wolf Cove Inn, we hope to help you decide. We have five fun things going on for your Maine New Year’s Eve weekend.

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Special Nature Imagery At Its Best

October 7, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Nature Imagery

Pine in Blueberry Field by John Orcutt

The nature imagery of local photographer John Orcutt is celebrated throughout the Wolf Cove Inn. Our guests are delighted by the scenes of “quintessential Maine” captured by John, set on canvas and on display around the Inn.

John’s artistry tells a visual story of the beauty of Maine. You’ll find a variety of portfolios in his collection covering the breadth of landscapes that make Maine truly special. Those portfolios include:

All but one of the above portfolios is represented here at the Wolf Cove Inn. Can you find

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The Truth About Fall Foliage In Maine

August 3, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Fall Foliage in Maine

Flaming Reds Adorn The Mountains

Fall Foliage at Wolf Cove Inn

Brilliant Colors Paint The Countryside

Flaming reds emblazoned on a breezy hillside. Brilliant orange splashes on a cobalt blue sky canvas. Radiant yellows catching, reflecting, the sun’s rays – warming you inside. The glorious contrast with the deep green of Maine’s famous pines.  I find myself dreaming of fall foliage in Maine. Soon, I tell

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Arts Around Central Maine

July 18, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

When travelers think of Maine, they think lobster, the great outdoors, beautiful lakefront settings, the rugged Maine coastline and the majestic mountains of western Maine. Yes, all are quintessential Maine. Not to be outdone are the still and performance arts around central Maine.

Within the central lakes region there are many options for those who want to spend their days in the great outdoors, but later enjoy unique expressions of the arts around central Maine. I focus on a few venues below

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Antiquing – A Remedy For A Rainy Day

May 31, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

So, you’ve come to the Wolf Cove Inn to enjoy a few days of sunshine and warmth, wrapped in nature’s beauty. And it’s raining! Oh no – what to do? The answer is an easy one – go antiquing! Yes, there are many unique and interesting antique and gift shops a short drive from the Inn, each with its own style and character. So grab your umbrella and galoshes (does anyone have those anymore?) and head out to find that hidden treasure.

Antiquing Around The Wolf Cove Inn

Within fifteen minutes of the Wolf Cove Inn are a bunch of really wonderful antique and gift shops. You’ll find beautifully restored furniture, furniture in need of love, coins, weapons and all manner of collectables. Each shop has its own identity and focus so make a day of it and hit them all.  You never know what you’ll find to make your stay in nature’s paradise even

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