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Maine Tourism Fall 2009

Maine Tourism Fall 2009

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 Take a Fall Vacation in Maine!
It’s showtime in Vacationland! Every autumn, Maine’s theater and estivalstages light up. Our award-winning restaurants celebrate the harvest.Clear, blue skies invite golers, bikers, hikers, paddlers and anglers to enjoya world-class outdoor adventure playground. And nature perorms herdazzling spectacle. Come join us, or a week or a weekend, and discover—there’s more to Maine. Look inside or inormation on:
Maine’s 8 travel regions
Autumn event highlights
Open Lighthouse Day
2.Downeast & Acadia1.Aroostook County
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 Music, 4-H e ven ts,pumpin con tes t, harness racing,bullriding, mid wa y andmore!
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BlueHill Fai Septembe 3-7
 One o  thestate’s biggest agicultual  ais,ith liestoc demonstations, sheep dog tials,een acingpigs. 
Salmon and Pir ate Festial
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 A salmon dinne and natue cuises onthe 13th capa  estial o   amily   unhighlighting the piates in the aea’s past.
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Fall is a magnicent time tovisit Acadia National Park—to explore the carriage trailson bike or horseback, visitgalleries in Bar Harbor orenjoy area ood and wineestivals. Be sure to catchthe stunning views romthe new Penobscot NarrowsBridge near Bucksport.You’ll nd coastal shingvillages rom Castine toStonington, Machias toLubec, ofering bold trailsalong seaside clifs, andascinating historic sites.
With our million wooded acres and spectacularwaterways, Aroostook County ofers scenicvistas o reddening maples and rolling potatoelds rom car, canoe or trail. Watch the allbird migration at a wildlie reuge, uncoverthe area’s multicultural heritage athistorical museums, or explore theAllagash Wilderness Waterway.Photographers take note: this region isamous or its light.Autumn brings exceptionally neweather to Greater Portland andthe beautiul islands o Casco Bay. The city o Portland is a culinaryhot spot, where you can celebratethe harvest with Maine’s award-winning ches. Be sure to check out the “Call o the Coast” exhibitat the Portland Museum o Art(through Oct. 12), shop the OldPort boutiques and the outlets inFreeport, or hop on your bike orsome spectacular coastal rides.
3.Greater Portland & Casco Bay
Plan Your Getaway and Discover –There’s More to Maine
6. Mid-Coast4.Kennebec & Moose River Valleys5.Maine’s Lakes & Mountains
GreeFestivalLewiston,September 10-12
 raditional Greeood,music and dancing,abazaar,games and more.
BethelHarvestFestand ChowdahCook-o September19
 An old-fashioned fallestivalwith chowderandapple piecontests,hiing,canoeingand bik etours. 
Fry eburgFair October4-11
 Maine’s largestagriculturalair with harnessracing,entertainment, exhibitions,amidway,plusa silletthrow, WhoopeePiecontest,pigscramblesandmore. 
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AnnualHarvest FestWaterville, October18
 Hayrides, scarecrowmak ing, pumpkin carving, pumpk in bowlingand a chilicook-o .
AnnualGadaboutGaddisFl y-InBingham, September 19-20
Planeandair-boat rides, aircra t displays, ood, fea market,cra ts and more.
 HeldattheAugusta Civic Center, artisansshowcase handmadecra tsandproducts o all k inds, rom  jewelrytournituretowroughtiron work .
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Maple trees in abundance make this regiona must-see or oliage trips and outdoorrecreation. Don’t miss the chance to catchthat last wild trout beore shing seasonends. Pick some apples at a amily orchardor stop by a arm stand to samplelocal produce. Make anhistoric pilgrimage alongthe Kennebec-ChaudiéreHeritage Corridor,ollowing an ancientriver-trading route used bytribal peoples or centuriesbeore Europeansarrived. The lakes and mountains o Western Maine ofervibrant all color, stunning scenic byways, andplenty o opportunities or golng, shing andhiking in beautiul natural settings. Stay at acharming village inn or explore the manyantique shops and art galleries. Increasingly hipL/A (Lewiston/Auburn) ofers art, culture andcuisine in historic 19th-century renovated mills. The region also boasts numerous harvest airsand estivals.
ommon Gound Fai Uni ,Sepembe 25-27
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From Brunswick to Searsport, the Mid-Coast region’srocky coasts, snug harbors, marshes and island viewslure artists and writers in every season. This all,sample the world-class seaood, tour historicdistricts, take a bird watching cruise or visit theRobert Indiana exhibit at the Farnsworth (throughOct. 25). Be sure to check out the all events atCoastal Maine Botanical Gardens. And experience avintage railway excursion rom Brunswick toRockland on the Maine Eastern Railroad.
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