Maine is famous for a lot more than lobster. From rolling mountains and gorgeous waterways to the symphony of wildlife, Maine is an ideal vacation spot for hikers, skiers and quite frankly anyone who loves the outdoors.
But with so much to see and explore — not to mention weather that fluctuates at the drop of a hat — it might be challenging to know exactly what to pack especially if you’re planning to visit later in the year. Keep reading to learn the 7 essentials you need for your next trip to Maine this fall.
Our best advice is to dress in layers since you never know when it might be sweater weather. In fact, during mid-September through early November it can get quite cold at night, even if daytime temperatures are manageable.
A compact umbrella is always a good idea regardless of the time of year. And it can’t hurt to pack a raincoat as well, just in case.
As you explore the beautiful flora and fauna that Maine has to offer, a pair of binoculars may come in very handy for those times when you can’t (or shouldn’t!) get too close to the wildlife.
You’ve probably heard a lot about the black flies and mosquitoes in Maine. To prevent unsightly and painful black fly bites that can itch for weeks, be sure to lather up with an insect repellent that contains DEET, before you head outside. You’ll also want to cover as much exposed skin as possible to avoid bites.
In addition to bug repellent, sunscreen is a must for all outdoor activities no matter the season.
Sunglasses: Protect your eyes with sunglasses that block both UV-A and UV-B rays and which are labeled either UV400 or 100% UV protection.
Headgear: Baseball caps are popular during the fall but be sure to pack a wool hat just in case the weather surprises you.
If you’re planning to take advantage of the numerous trails and nature reserves in Maine, then pack a pair of broken-in hiking boots that have a strong grip that can handle the muddy, rocky terrain.
When you want to go sightseeing on flat land, exploring towns or shopping, pack a pair of comfortable walking shoes that can perform double duty as you end the day at one of these restaurants.
A Good Book or Two
On days when you just feel like relaxing, what could be better than getting lost in a good book while enjoying the relaxing Maine views?
As you plot your next escape to Maine, you’ll also need comfortable accommodations. Nestled in the midst of beautifully maintained grounds and gardens, the Footbridge Motel is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Minutes from Ogunquit Village in Maine, you’ll have convenient access to Ogunquit’s many attractions including restaurants, shops, golf, fishing, sea kayaking and hiking.
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