Fall is just around the corner and it’s a wonderful time to visit Portland, Maine! The summer crowds are gone, the kids are back in school, and the weather is pleasant. Here are a few more reasons to visit our historic seacoast town this fall.
1. Great Seafood
Portland has a ton of fabulous restaurants featuring some of the best lobster and fresh seafood in the country.
2. Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and paddle boarding while admiring the beautiful fall foliage.
Enjoy lots of food, wine, and beer festivals. This year, Oktoberfest Portland is on Saturday, September 8th. Harvest on the Harbor takes place October 16th - 21st and Portland Beer Week is November 4th - 10th.
4. Old Port
Explore art galleries, museums, and theaters from Congress Street to the West End. The beautiful cobblestone streets in Old Port overlook the ships and fishing piers and you’ll find a variety of great restaurants, boutiques, and bars.
5. Whale Watching
There’s still time to see the whales before they head to warmer waters in late October. View some of the area’s beautiful marine wildlife and the gorgeous rocky coastline from the water.