After Labor Day weekend in Maine, for many its time to put away the beach chairs and surf boards, and settle back into work or back to school. While Columbus Day marks the next big holiday weekend on the Southern Maine Coast, the month of September is perfect for vacation seekers looking to extend their summer with a last beach vacation and for those traveling for Maine destination wedding celebrations.
What makes September so special, especially in Southern Maine, is that the busy summer tourism has passed and lower lodging rates return. Also Maine visitors in September will find beaches and boat cruises to be readily available, plenty of space with still summer like weather. See the un-crowded beach picture below. Vacationers can still taste the splendor that summer in Maine brings by enjoying kayaking, nature walks, biking – all this, but without the humidity.
September is a month of transition. As the weather turns, so too does the scenery. As the summer tourists leave, those eager for the crisp freshness of fall will find ideal temperatures in the mountains for hiking and mountain biking. Another September bonus is being able to walk into Maine’s best restaurants and boutique shops along the coast, while enjoying the warmth of 70s average weather.
Stay in September long enough and you can witness the changing colors as fall foliage highlights the beauty of Southern Maine’s coastal landscape. If you have never visited Maine in the fall, then you’re missing out on some spectacular imagery as the autumn season is best described as Maine’s most subtly beautiful season.