Maine’s Pumpkin Trail
Just in time for Halloween, Maine’s Pumpkin Trail is open and welcoming families to 40 miles of Maine coastline. Featuring cruises, giant racing pumpkinboats, and parades, as well as fantastic gardens, not to mention flying and smashing pumpkins—there’s a big roster of activities to keep everyone happy. Maine’s Pumpkin Trail brings together events and activities from the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Visit Freeport and the Maine Maritime Museum. Visit the site to see the calendar of activities, which start on September 7 with the Lobsterman Triathalon in Freeport and continue through October with a pumpkinboat regatta, pumpkin catapult and giant-pumpkin parade. Visit Maine’s Pumpkin Trail for more info.
Harvet on the Harbor
In a city lauded for its food culture, Harvest on the Harbor takes it one step further with this annual celebration of Portland’s culinary achievements. This year’s events, which run from October 17 to 20, includes a Chef + Farmer Harvest Dinner, Maine Lobster Chef of the Year, Oysterfest with the Maine Oyster Company, and Market on the Harbor. Visit Harvest on the Harbor for details.
The Kennebec Valley
Rivers have been the lifeblood of humankind since time immemorial. The folks who represent humankind these days in Maine don’t go back quite that far. But there’s one river in Maine that flows quite naturally into the lifeblood category. The Kennebec River, all 170 magical miles of it, rising from Moosehead Lake and cascading – in some places rollicking – to the Atlantic Ocean.
The name comes from a Native American word meaning “beautiful river.” So clearly, Aroostook is a river. It’s also a valley. A county. And, it might surprise you, a state. But not a state like the other fifty. Because more than anything else, Aroostook creates a state of mind, unique to each visitor. That’s what happens when you have such a vast and timeless swath of America open for exploring.
Maine’s highest peak, Katahdin has attracted artists, adventurers and lovers of the natural world for centuries. Maine’s largest lake, nearby Moosehead, offers legendary experiences of its own for visitors with each new day. outdoor adventure, history and culture come together within a stunning natural amphitheater of mountains, lakes and woods. Located in the center of Maine – if you put your ear to the ground you can hear the heartbeat – The Maine Highlands are home to more than 200 waterfalls, countless miles of hiking trails, great hunting, and some of the best snowmobiling trails anywhere.