Looking for some fun fall activities to enjoy on your next visit to the coast of Maine? Rockland brims with fun activities to whet your appetite on a crisp fall day. Chatter around the breakfast table at the Berry Manor Inn often turns to how guests plan to explore the area around us. Some choose to spend the day on the water. Others put on their bike helmets and pedal the winding roads through neighboring towns and villages. Those that bring golf clubs tee up at one of the local golf courses. And foodies sign up for a culinary walking tour.
Some may just want to sit on the porch or out in the garden reading a good book. A few will stroll into town to window shop or visit the Farnsworth Museum. Lighthouse lovers strike out to explore the historic beacons that dot the coastline. Still others hunt for treasures among the local antique shops. And then there are the valiant few that plan a robust trek up Mt. Battie in nearby Camden State Park.
No matter what floats your boat, you’ll find plenty of action to entertain you when you visit the Berry Manor Inn. But, if you need a little inspiration, here are our suggestions for fun fall activities in Rockland, Maine.
On the water
If you want to spend your day out on the water exploring the waters of Penobscot Bay, sign up for a day sail aboard a traditional Maine schooner. With the wind in your sails and an able-bodied captain at the helm, it’s an exceptional way to experience the beauty of Maine’s rocky coastline.
But sailing isn’t the only way to get out on the water. You could rent a kayak and paddle Camden’s Lake Megunticook, or join a guided sea kayak adventure with Breakwater Kayak Company.
Finally, if power boats are more your speed, go whale watching with Cap’n Fish, or learn about lobstering with Camden Harbor Tours.
On the Links
Navigating the fairways in a golf cart on a crisp fall day has to rank among one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of foliage season in Maine. If you’ve packed your golf clubs, sign up for a tee time at the Rockland Golf Club, Goose River, or enjoy the ocean vistas at Samoset.
On Two Wheels
Pedal along at your own speed on one of the mapped bike routes along the coast. The Rockland to Port Clyde loop spins through Owls Head along Penobscot Bay. Or choose a longer, more challenging route to the quaint fishing village of Port Clyde. You can even take a side visit to Birch Point State Park.
On Two Feet
Fall in Maine was made for hiking. And luckily dozens of easy to moderate hikes abound in the mid-coast region. A preponderance of trails is found in Camden Hills State Park. Ragged Mountain Preserve and nearby Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport offer miles of trails to suit any experience level.
Maine Foodie Tours
If you want to get a little exercise, but have a hankering to sample the food scene in the mid-coast region, your best bet is to sign up for a Maine Foodie Tour of Rockland. Where else can you sample a Maine lobster roll, chase it down with a frosty craft brew? Then, feed your sweet tooth with hand-crafted chocolate made right here in Rockland. Stroll the culinary scene on a 3-hour tour that offers a little bit of history and a whole lot of flavor.
No matter how you spend your perfect fall day in Rockland, Maine you can be sure when you return to the Berry Manor Inn you’ll be greeted with tempting treats in the pantry and a great night’s sleep in your luxurious guest room.