#7. Freeport ME
Why It’s an Amazing Fall Destination: Freeport is home to iconic lifestyle brand L.L. Bean, so it’s no surprise that the coastal New England town looks like it’s pulled straight out of the pages of the company’s picturesque catalogs, which are an iconic source of #FallVibes.
Where to Spot the Best Fall Colors: Stroll along the Casco Bay Trail at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park for gorgeous views of rocky coastline littered with white pine, hemlock and oak trees. If you’re up for drive, head north on Highway 1 for even more dreamy views and then get out and stretch your legs at Camden Hills State Park, which is said to be the inspiration of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Renascence.”
What to Eat and Drink: A visit to Maine isn’t complete without a whoopie pie, so hit up Wicked Whoopies for a pumpkin, maple or gingerbread treat.
And While You’re There…: Not only is downtown Freeport home to the L.L. Bean flagship store (which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!), but it also offers loads of other outlet shopping — Patagonia, J.Crew, Banana Republic and more — where you can pick up all your cold-weather necessities at discounted prices.
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