At the Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, we have lots of guests visiting for an epic Maine foliage vacation. To help them fully appreciate this glorious season, I’ve curated four day adventures that cover the most popular activities in the area. Want covered bridges? Two adventures cover that. You like waterfalls? Two of the trips offer that as well. Finally, are you looking for some mountain foliage? Yep, we have that covered too.
Remember though that a great day of adventuring out among the Maine foliage must begin with a great breakfast. Guests of the Wolf Cove Inn start their day with a full Maine country breakfast. Each day you have your choice of a chef prepared savory entree, a sweet entree or eggs to order, along with side of local Maine breakfast meats and maybe even our world famous hash brown casserole.
Find your perfect room at our Maine B&B and start planning a fall getaway to remember.
Enjoy Any These 4 Maine Adventures in the Fall
Waterfalls, covered bridges and mountains against a backdrop of cobalt blue skies offer picture-postcard perfect sights during Maine’s foliage season. Over the years, I’ve travelled the back roads of rural Maine with the goal of creating memorable day trips for guests of the Wolf Cove Inn. Below I describe four such day trips that I suspect you’ll find beautiful, rewarding and worthy of a tank of gas.
The first three tours take you along some of Maine’s most scenic byways, offering spectacular views of foliage and mother nature along the way. The first takes you south and west from the Wolf Cove Inn, aiming for covered bridges and scenic drives. The second finds you making your way north from the Inn for some pretty waterfalls in the Maine High Peaks Region. The third tour takes you west of the Inn and provides a little bit of covered bridges, a little bit of waterfalls and a whole lot of scenery. On the final tour, you’ll head west of the Inn into the White Mountains for mountain notches, passes and, yep, a whole lot more scenery.
1) Covered Bridges Of Maine
Lots of folks want to visit Maine covered bridges during foliage season. This first tour takes you to 3 covered bridges in Maine‘s southwestern region.
As a bonus, you’ll drive through some really scenic countryside along the way. Route 11 from the Inn south to your first destination in Windham is gorgeous during foliage season. Furthermore, the drive on route 160 from Porter to Fryeburg is something else. Finally, in addition you’ll find some quaint little antique shops along the way.
2) Waterfalls Of Maine
Visiting waterfalls is another great adventure during Maine foliage season. This Maine waterfalls tour takes you to as many as six waterfalls along the way. That said, I recommend skipping the Auburn falls part since typical lite autumn flows in the Androscoggin River make the falls less than spectacular. Instead, head straight on north into the Maine High Peaks Region where you can hit four falls in relatively quick succession.
And looking for a bonus on this day trip? You also cover two of Maine’s designated scenic byways – the Route 27 Scenic Byway and the Rangeley Lake National Scenic Byway.
3) Covered Bridges and Waterfalls Of Maine
So you’d like to visit both covered bridges and waterfalls during the same day trip? Our “Maine In The Fall” tour takes you to two covered bridges and two waterfalls.
As well, this tour offers some great scenic driving. You’ll encounter the Grafton Notch Scenic Byway as you proceed from the Sunday River covered bridge to the waterfalls at Screw Auger Falls. And last but not least enjoy our own hidden byway through the rolling Maine countryside along the banks of the Androscoggin River on your way back to Wolf Cove Inn.
4) A Foliage Drive Through Western Maine & The White Mountains
I previously wrote about many Maine scenic days trips in a prior blog post. The Kancamagus/White Mountain day trip in particular gets rave reviews during foliage season. You won’t find many prettier drives than on the Kancamagus Highway in the fall.
This tour takes a good day, especially if you take the “bonus” route back to Wolf Cove Inn rather than the direct route. While adding 69 miles to the journey, the bonus loop takes you through both Franconia and Crawford Notches. Both provide exceptional scenery, especially in the fall.
Then Return To Your Home Away From Home
After a great day of leaf peeping, head back to the Wolf Cove Inn, a B&B in Maine, to continue your Maine foliage vacation.
We know you’ve been driving all day and don’t want additional driving for dinner. We make it very convenient by offering Maine’s best pizza at our Tripp Lake Pizzeria. Our pizza dinner for two provides salad, and our specialty pizza or “build your own” pizza. Round out your dinner with a homemade dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase at Tripp Lake Pizzeria.
Then, put the cherry on the topping of your fun day. Head on out to the fire pit and enjoy our spectacular sunsets over Tripp Lake. Then nestle up in the crisp evening air and roast some s’mores around the fire pit – complimentary of course!
If I’ve whetted your appetite enough and you want to do more than one of these trips, we’ve designed a multi-night package that contains some nice savings. Look for the Maine Experience Package on our romantic getaways in Maine specials page.
We hope to see you soon!