Favorite Fall Foliage Routes

Top Foliage Routes in Maine

This is a list of some of our favorite routes in Maine to enjoy fall colors. These routes tend to be more wooded/mountain areas, or areas where you’ll see a pretty canopy. So you won’t find beach/coastal runs that emphasize water views in this list! The list is in alphabetical order, by location.

Acadia National Park Carriage Roads

You don’t have to be a serious trail runner to enjoy the backcountry views in this National Park. Acadia has 45 miles of wide, well-groomed carriage roads that are perfect for a refreshing fall run. Fantastic option in the fall.

Bangor City Forest

Bangor, ME

The 686-acre Bangor City Forest is the largest interconnected trail system in the area. 17.4 miles of wooded trails. Easier options are the 4 miles of gravel roads and the 4-mile East-West Loop Trail. There are also narrower trails with trickier footing.

Eastern Trail

Wonderful off-road running between Portsmouth and Portland. 30% of the 65-mile trail is complete. Mainly inland, through woods, marshes, & farms. We've outlined the best off-road sections and included a link to their fabulous brochure.

Moosehead Lake

At this massive lake, which is just west of Baxter State Park and the 100 Mile Wilderness, moose outnumber people 3:1 — so it's one of your best bets for viewing wildlife while you run.

Sebago Lake

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.

Weld: Webb Lake & Mt. Blue State Park

A bit off the beaten path as far as Maine tourism goes, but the scenery in and around the dramatic Tumbledown Range is not to be missed when fall comes around. Enjoy the 16-mile bike path around Webb Lake, or the trails of Mt. Blue State Park.

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