Posts Tagged ‘fall festivals’

Southern Maine Fall Foliage

Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Main House 2011

Central and Southern Maine are the best locations to see colorful foliage through the weekend, according to the final 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation.

Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are reporting past peak leaf color in each of the state’s seven tracking zones, but pockets of remarkable color can still be seen in the Kennebec Valley region along Route 201 and in Cumberland and York counties in southern Maine. Leaf drop in these regions is currently 50 to 70 percent, rangers say.

Autumn Colors

I went out for one of my rare October drives this Tuesday on Route 9 and Shore Road to see Nubble Light House in Cape Neddick  and I was surprised to still see an abundance of bright colors and  leaves still on the trees.  I am usually  here attending to guests here at the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast, for most of the October leaf-peeping season. I wase amazed at the brilliance of leaf color even at higher elevations.  Along the beach here in Old Orchard Beach many of the trees are at  their color potential. We have Ash, Maple, Birch and Oak trees on our property that are in their full Fall display of bright fall colors. The road that we are located all the trees  are  orangingy, red and yellow Crayola Crayon shades that over-shadows all other leaf colors.

Wooden Covered Bridge

Numerous guests have taken area drives on scenic inland To Route 5 toward the White Mountains and coastal roads this past weekend and brought back spectacular photos of waterfalls, swimming-holes, covered wooden bridges,  landscapes, hiking trails, and all the photos bore a palette of bright colors.

Never mind the experts. We have gotten the word straight from the source, our guests:  The leaves are still on the trees and that the show will go on for another week or two. Don’t miss them.


Maine Fall Foliage

Posted on: October 1st, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Just took a ride this morning and as amazed at the amount of trees changing color just over night.  It finally looks like fall but still unusually warm for this tiome of the year.  Some leaves are strting to fall but not manny yet.   We’re  here most of the Fall Foliage Season attending to guests  at the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast, for most of the October leaf-peeping season. We were amazed at the brilliance of leaf color even at higher elevations. Along the beach here in Old Orchard Beach many of the trees have just begun to hit their color potential. We have Ash, Maple, Birch, Apen and Oak trees on our property that will soon be in their full Fall display of bright fall colors. The road that we are located on all the trees will be  taking on those orangingy, red and yellow Crayola Crayon shades that over-shadows all other leaf colors.

Numerous guests have taken area drives on scenic Route 5 and 112 inland and route 1 coastal road this past weekend and brought back some spectacular photos of waterfalls, swimming-holes, covered wooden bridges, landscapes, hiking trails, and all the photos bore a palette of bright colors.  Never mind what the experts say.

We have gotten the word straight from the source, our guests: The leaves tell us that the show will go on for another couple of weeks. Don’t miss them.


Southern Maine – Fall Foliage

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Victorian Main House

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely Atlantic Birches Inn invites you to Old Orchard Beach Maine during the fall foliage season where there are miles and miles of scenic roads ,parks and coast line that we can send you on to see trees displaying their Autumn colors. Some of our favorite spots to see the autumn fall colors in Southern Maine and Mid Coast Maine are Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Mount Agamenticus Park, and Ferry Beach State Park , because of their close proximity to us at the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast.

Pumpkin Valley Corn Maze

Along the way one can stop at one of the many pick you own apple orchards, and picnic under the apple trees. Sometimes these orchards are situated atop of or along side the hills and provide spectacular autunm view of the surrouding mountains and valleys. One can also stop along the many farm stands or pick your own pumpkin patches for autumn\halloween gourds, pumpkins, or maize corn. If you really want to try something fun and dirferent you can try to navigate some of the eloborate corn mazes that farmers have created in their corn fields.

Portland Head Light

During your touring stop and see some of the nearby Must See Maine Lighthouses, Maine Wooden Covered Bridges,

Hemlock Bridge Fryeburg Maine

Maine Waterfalls and Swimming Holes or nearby Walking and Bicycling Trails. If you get hungry or thirsty along your travels you might want to stop at one of Maine’s Ten Best Lobster Shacks, or take a tour one of Maine’s Wineries or Micro Breweries and sample some of Maine’s best wines and beers.


Southern Maine U-Pick Apple Orchards

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 by Ray Deleo

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast would like to share with you some of our favorite u-pick apple orchards in York and Cumberland Counties.

At the apple orchard, you can enjoy a day filled with activities and goodies for the whole family. Many apple orchards are family-owned with a strong sense of tradition, which makes them a great place to spend a fun filled day with your family and friends. Some activities offered at various orchards include weekend festivals, hayrides, playgrounds and petting zoos. Some also offer, fresh baked apple donuts, jams, pies, apple crisps, honey, maple syrup, vegetables, pumpkins, wagon rides and gift shops, U picking apples in Maine is a fun family day event for all ages.

If you visit an orchard that presses its own cider, you may have the opportunity to witness an apple-pressing demonstration.

During a visit to an apple orchard on a warm day, you may want to enjoy a light picnic lunch. Depending on the orchard, they may offer snacks on-site, or you may need to pack your own. Most orchards will have a picnic area or a nice area under the apple trees with majestic views, where you can relax while you eat. After your picnic treat yourselves to a slice of fresh baked apple pie with a scoop of ice cream to help keep everyone cool.

Brackets Orchards, Limington ME (207) 637-2377
Giles Family Farm, Alfred ME (207) 324-2944
Libby & Sons U-Picks Limerick ME (207) 793-4749
McDougal Orchards Springvale ME (207) 324-5054
Moulton Orchards Standish ME (207) 225-3455
Raven Hill Orchards East Waterboro (877) 213-1672
Romac Orchards Acton ME (207) 324-3140
Spiller Farm Well’s ME (207) 985-2575
Thompson’s Orchard New Gloucester ME (207) 926-4738


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