Maine is a large state (by New England standards), and even locals can go a whole lifetime without visiting all the stellar destinations “Vacationland” has to offer. Lucky for you, we’ve picked the best of the best Maine running routes to take on this fall foliage season. While the northern part of the state has plenty of spectacular scenery, the forests tend to be primarily coniferous, so it’s better to stick to coastal and southern Maine for optimum foliage viewing.
Don’t think that limits your options, though — whether you gravitate towards the coastal water views in the hills of Acadia or Camden, major cities like Portland, or the wildlife populated forests of Moosehead Lake, there’s a run in Maine for you.
For most locations in Maine, peak foliage occurs in the first two weeks in October. If you visit Southern or coastal Maine, you can catch color change in mid to late October. With autumn leaves and brisk fall air, Maine has plenty of choices for running ‘the way life should be’.