2017 October Travel Guide

Fall foliage in Maine

Fall foliage in Maine

Is it possible for Mount Desert Island to be more beautiful? Why, YES, it is!  Fall is when Mother Nature dips into her color pallet and paints the island in exquisite colors that must be seen to believe. Each and every day is like walking into a painting that you not only see, but can smell, hear, feel, and touch. To make a stay on the island even more enticing, our rental prices are falling like the leaves! We have amazing deals with greatly reduced rates and only a 2-night minimum stay is required. Join us this fall and have Acadia to yourself for just a weekend or longer to enjoy Natures finest glory. We know you won't be disappointed!

Eagle Cliff House in Bar Harbor, Maine

Eagle Cliff House in Bar Harbor, Maine

Since many of our returning guests book early, October, November and December are the busiest months for next season's reservations. Booking now ensures that you get your first choice of weeks and rental homes. Reservations can be made with only a 3-night minimum and if you're looking for a larger space to enjoy, the rental rates drop drastically, so it’s a great time to rent a larger house. We also offer deeply discounted weekly rates, too!

Acadia National Park in fall

Acadia National Park in fall

The fall season is upon us and with it come the Leaf Peepers! And as all knowledgeable peepers know, Mother Nature had to give us warm, wet springs, mild summers, and falls filled with warm, sunny days and cool nights to get those pink, reds, and purples to burst. So far, she hasn't disappointed! If it's the bright yellows of the birch trees, the orange and red sugar maple leaves, or the bright scarlet of the red maples that make your heart skip a beat, we've got you covered!

Track the Current Foliage Conditions

Fall photos of Acadia National Park by QT Luong, the first landscape, nature, and travel photographer to photograph all 58 National Parks.

Birds in Acadia National Park

Birds in Acadia National Park

Hiking the Jesup Trail is an easy 1-2 mile journey that will take your breath away as you travel on a boardwalk through a white birch and hemlock forest. Jen has often seen owls and woodpeckers as she moved beneath the canopy of vibrant fall leaves. Resting benches dot the Jesup Trail if you want to take your time or there are several nearby trails that connect to the Jesup Trail if you want to turn your stroll into a more lengthy walk or vigorous hike. 

Enjoy this video of a Barred Owl on Jesup Trail

To see if the Precipice Trail hike is for you, check out this video by Unboring Exploring!

Sieur de Monts Nature Center in Acadia National Park

Sieur de Monts Nature Center in Acadia National Park

The Sieur de Monts Nature Center is located where the Jesup Trail begins and is a natural starting point for hiking the trail. The Wild Gardens of Acadia and the original Abbe Museum are also located near the center. The Wild Gardens has over 300 labeled plant species native to the island. The original Abbe Museum explores the Maine Native American culture and history.


So if you want to learn about the flora and fauna on Mount Desert Island, the Nature Center is the place for you!

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