New England and fall go together like a fuzzy sweater and a cup of warm apple cider. And for this picturesque season rich in auburn, golds and browns, wouldn’t it a blast to pack up the SUV for a long weekend in a Maine vacation rental?
Bing Travel named the state as one of its 14 Best Destinations for Fall 2009, and it’s easy to see why. The forests are thick, the towns are as quaint as an Irish accent, what with their antique shops, lakes and wood cabins. And along with its insanely affordable vacation homes, Maine is so serious about its autumn tourism that it tracks color changes on a website called MaineFoliage.com.
Most of the state is in “low mode” right now, meaning that the leaves haven’t hit their gorgeous peak yet.
But don’t wait forever. Before you know it, it’ll be time to pick out a Christmas tree.