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.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.