What to do when you get here — An insider’s guide to interests and attractions in the area surrounding The Cliff House Resort & Spa.
Falling for Fall
There is something so inviting about fall in Maine. The crowds have left the beaches and waves beckon us for quiet walks. The days are warm – the nights are cool. The foliage dresses in red, orange and gold in stark contrast to Maine’s pines. Even the low brush on the rocky cliffs blushes.
And there is the harvest! Is there a more exquisite taste than a just-picked Maine apple? There are lots of apple stands and orchards where you can pick your own. Suddenly the farmers’ markets are laden with all manner of vegetables, fruits and fresh cider. One of the biggest fall events is the Common Ground Fair celebrating Maine’s rural tradition It is known internationally and features farm animals, handcrafted items, exhibitions, and a garden parade for children. The fair lasts for three days, and even then you’d be hard pressed to see everything there is to see.
Did you know that the honeybee is Maine’s official insect? I love fall-harvested Maine honey drizzled on yogurt, into hot tea – even over ice cream! The Maine Bee Keepers offer lots of fun bee trivia.
Finally, the change of the season is a perfect reason to go shopping. You’ll find great bargains on clothes for next summer, and perhaps add that essential new autumn accessory (or two!). In southern Maine the Kittery Outlets often have sales, as does the whole town of Freeport, home to L.L. Bean.
I have fallen in love with fall for all these reasons – plus the sun rises later and sets earlier. How enviable is that!