Head North for Fall Travel
October 7, 2009 | Permalink
In an earlier post, Road Warrior described some of the most visited tourist attractions in America, at least according to the American Association of Retired Persons. As the calendar takes us from summer to fall, this might be a good time to revisit the list for a seasonal favorite.
If you are a fool for fall foliage, then you'd best plan on getting to Maine, the northernmost state in the continental United States.
Since your days are likely to be filled with lots to see and do, accommodations that are large, comfortable and central to your favorite sights and activities are a must. This perfectly describes the Extended Stay America Portland – Scarborough. Located near Portland International Jetport, you are close to downtown Portland and its great restaurants and fun places.
But as vacationing road warriors, we have come for the natural vistas. To be prepared for our outdoor adventure, Road Warrior suggests you begin with a trip to the L.L. Bean Flagship Store in Freeport, Maine. This store, by the way, is visited annually by three and a half million people, the reason it made the AARP Star Attractions list. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, this is an amazing place offering great outdoor clothing and equipment. If you visit their website, be sure to click on the “Clinic Schedule” for current classes.
Once you've selected your fall gear, you'll be ready to take in some of the most amazing fall foliage you have ever seen. From the Extended Stay America Portland – Scarborough, head north on route 302 toward Sebago Lake. As you pass the lake, consider that this is one of the larger lakes in Maine.
If time permits, follow Route 302 west at Bridgton past Beaver Pond, over Moose Pond and on to the little town of Fryeburg near the New Hampshire border. Founded in 1763, Fryeburg has great history and offers visitors plenty of enjoyable outdoor activities.
After returning to Bridgton, go north on Highway 37 toward the foothill town of Bethel, Maine. Claiming to be Maine’s most beautiful mountain village, Bethel offers visitors year-round things to see and do. Plan your day carefully, so you can enjoy as much as possible of what this marvelous village has to offer.
Being a road warrior is all about knowing when to go where and what to do when you get there. A fall trip to Maine is sure to be remembered for many years.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Head North for Fall Travel: