Destinations

Fall Foliage Runs in Maine

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’.

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Islesboro Tour

Fall Foliage Runs in Maine

Located just off of Maine’s mid-coast, accessible by ferry from Camden. Beautiful island for running in the Penobscot Bay, with quiet roads, pretty foliage, and great water views. We've mapped a 7 mile loop from the ferry terminal.
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Camden

Fall Foliage Runs in Maine

Coastal fishing village is a popular visitor spot. We've mapped a 3 mile route from town, featuring views of Penobscot Bay. Camden Hills State Park offers a challenging run/hike up Mount Battie, with stunning views, or a 5-mile multi-use trail.
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Wiscasset

Fall Foliage Runs in Maine

Known as “The Prettiest Village in Maine,” Wiscasset is a choice town for a residential/commercial run with an old timey seaport feel. We've mapped out a gorgeous 5-mile run highlighting Wiscasset and over the bridge to Fort Edgecomb State Park.
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Sebago Lake

Fall Foliage Runs in Maine

Just west of Portland, a great destination to take in some classic Maine scenery. Best bets for running are roads in Sebago Lake State Park, at the northern part of the lake, and the first 5 miles of the Sebago to the Sea Trail, at the southern part of the lake.
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