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Leaf peeping. Foliage fancying. Bee-lining for the treeline. Its a pastime of tourists and locals alike here in Maine. And we’re the sort of people who very much like checking out all the trees we can sees: red poofy ones, leafy droppers, green pricklers.

So, as locals here in Maine, we wanted to give you our top picks for our favorite places to bask in the yellow, orange, and red splendor of fall. And while some of these spots are near, and some are far, all of them are worth visiting.

Height of Land – Rangeley, ME


At Height of Land, on its 512 acres of preserved land, you’ll find a vantage point from which to view Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Richardson Lakes, and the White Mountains all in one go. The combination of rolling hills, pristine water, and acres of forest make this spot an ideal one for appreciating the magnitude of nature we’re lucky enough to have here in Maine.

Camden harbor during the changing season.
Up near the 100 Mile wilderness with the AMC lodges, you get quite a bit of fine leaf peeping.

Pleasant Mountain – Bridgton, ME


By winter, a ski area overlooking a frozen Moose Pond, by fall, a spot to view some beautiful leaves. A little over an hour drive from Portland, this is an excellent day trip if you’re looking to  behold some foliage, and maybe get a hike in while you’re at it.

Mount Agamenticus – York, ME


You don’t have to drive far into Maine (from the South) to see from this point of view. This mountain is actually a park with trails and stunning panoramas of the surrounding land. Also fun, this is an excellent spot for bird watchers. So if you have a birder in your leaf peeping group, this is a good stop.

Camden Hills State Park – Camden, ME


Home to a number of elevated spots, this view is actually one that we think you can enjoy year-round. The view up the Maine coast from the peak of Mount Battie is stunning no matter the season.

These are, of course, just a few of our personal favorites. If you’ve ever looked at a map of Maine, you’ll know that there’s more forest than not. So, even if you don’t see these exact points, a drive or hike of any sort up here during peak leaf-changing season will reward you with views and memories aplenty.

And once you’ve seen a satisfactory amount of leaves, we think it’s never a bad idea to stop by and celebrate with us at our tasting room. We have plenty of fresh beer, cider, snacks, and more. You can see our hours, tasting room location, and everything on tap right now through the link below.

Grab Beers & Bites at the Allagash Tasting Room