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Leaf Peeping in Maine

by Fontaine Family

Here Comes the Fall Colors!

It is hard to beat the beauty of Maine in the fall!  People come from all over to see the vibrant colors. 


Are you planning on taking a Maine leaf peeping trip this fall?
Here are some suggestions from MaineFoliage.com of when and where to plan your leaf peeping trip...

September 15 - 20:
This is the very early stage of our fall foliage season. To find color, we suggest you travel to northern Maine - Aroostook County, Aroostook State Park, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Fort Kent, Presque Isle, Ashland, Mars Hill. Peak color typically occurs in these locations the last week in September.

September 22 - 27:
Maine is traditionally experiencing less than 30% color change at this time of the year. Higher elevations in northern areas display the most color. We suggest you visit Sherman Mills, Baxter State Park, Shin Pond, Ashland and Portage.

September 29 - October 4:
Maine's hillsides are beginning to blush with more than half of the trees displaying fall colors. The best locations to leaf peep are anywhere in northern Maine, like Aroostook State Park, Route 11, Eagle Lake Public Reserved Land unit, Pittston Farm, Kineo and Rockwood.

October 6 - 11:
This is the best week for Peak Color in central Maine. Fall foliage color is in full swing in western and central Maine: Visit Grafton Notch State Park, Route 17 near Richardson Lake, Bigelow Preserve, Route 27/16 in Carrabassett Valley, Cathedral Pines Rest Area in Eustis, the lookout from Eustis Ridge, Mt. Blue State Park in Weld, Tumbledown Mountain Range, Greenville, Moosehead, Jackman, Lily Bay State Park, Rockwood, Sebec Lake and Dover-Foxcroft.

October 13 - 18:
Best week for Peak Color in western and southern Maine This is one of the peak weeks for leaf peeping as peak conditions are coloring Maine hillsides. Visit Fryeburg, Bethel, Rangeley, Mt. Blue, Skowhegan, Farmington, Rumford, north of Portland and the greater Augusta area.

October 20 - 25:
Best week for Peak Color in southern and coastal Maine. Find peak color south of Portland, Sebago Lake region, Bridgton Limerick, Waterboro, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells and York.

Please note that these dates are typical projections dates and can fluctuate by 2-3 days.

Where Did the Summer Go?

by Fontaine Family

Where Did The Summer Go?

August is here...summer is coming to an end...and back-to-school
is right around the corner. 

In Maine, the weather is usually beautiful this time of year
and there is so much to do...let's take advantage of those
last few weekends of gorgeous weather before school starts and we get back into our fall routine.

Here are a few suggestions of things to check out in August!

The Topsham Fair 
August 8th - 13th
Harness Racing, Blueberry Pie Judging, Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest, Pig Scramble, Steer and Oxen Pull, Sheep Riding, Music, Backhoe Contest, Monster Truck Show...the list goes on and on! 
See the full schedule here.

 

Skowhegan State Fair 
August 13th - 22nd 
Demolition Derby, Aerial Escape Show, Tractor Pulls, Laser Tag, Pony Rides,  Log Loading & Chainsaw Contests, Live Bands, Vincenta's White Tigers, Alpaca Exhibit, and more. 
See the full schedule here.

 

Great Falls Balloon Festival 
August 18th - 20th
Food, Crafts, Basilica Tours, Live Dancers, Live Music, and lots of Hot Air Balloons floating over Lewiston/Auburn! 
See the full schedule here.

Great State of Maine Air Show
August 26th - 27th 
See the Blue Angels, US Special Operations Command Parachute Jump Team, the Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car and so much more!
See the schedule here.

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival 
August 23rd - 27th 
Head to the Litchfield Fairgrounds to hear live Bluegrass from The Gibson Brothers, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Nothin' Fancy, The Zolla Boys, and more! 
See the full lineup here.

August is a great time to be in Maine! 
Still need more ideas?  Check out our "Things To Do" page and find great ideas for things to do all year in Maine! 

Maine Leaf Peeping

by Fontaine Family

It is Peak Foliage Time in Maine!

Even if fall is not your favorite season, you can't help but love the gorgeous fall colors! 


If you are looking for a few places to do some Maine leaf peeping, check out these!

The North Loop Trail at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport presents an exceptionally bright yellow display that normally peaks in mid-October.

Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal provides views of surrounding forests and Casco Bay’s Calendar Islands. The foliage color peaks usually occur in late September to mid-October.


The park trails at Ferry Beach State Park in Saco offer a view of the park’s tupelo or blackgum trees, which are uncommon in Maine. The tupelo trees turn a bright crimson and normally reach peak coloration in late September or early October.


Bar Harbor's Carriage Trails area a great place to bike or drive along Acadia’s stunning park loop road. 


Grafton Notch State Park offers spectacular walks to Screw Auger Falls, Gulf Hagas, Mother Walker Falls, and Moose Cave with gorgeous colors along the way.

Maine Apple Sunday!

by Fontaine Family

It's Apple Picking Season...
and Sunday, September 11th is
Maine Apple Sunday!



Apple picking is one of our favorite fall activities and so we love Maine Apple Sunday!  Apple picking, apple donuts, apple cider, apple pie, apple turnovers...pretty much any yummy apple thing you can imagine...and then add in ice cream, wagon rides, tours, hay maze and more! 

The hardest part of the day is deciding which orchard (or orchards) to go to!  Click here for a list of participating orchards and enjoy the great Maine weather and everything apple! 

It's Apple Picking Season!

by Fontaine Family

Fall is Here...lets pick some apples!


Heading out to the orchard to pick some apples and enjoy the beautiful fall weather is one of the best things about fall!
  Maine has lots of orchards that allow you to not only
pick your own apples, but enjoy a variety of things like hay rides,
fresh donuts, and corn mazes. 
Check out our list of Maine Apple Orchards where you can pick your apples and enjoy a gorgeous fall day! 

Androscoggin County

Ricker Hill Orchard 
Turner 
Wallingford's Fruit House 
Auburn 
Boothby Orchard's 
Livermore  
Benoit's Orchard 
Lewiston


Cumberland County

Douglas Hill Orchard
Sebago 
Hansel's Orchard 
North Yarmouth 
Meadow Brook Farm 
Raymond 
Thompson's Orchard 
New Gloucester
Sweetser's Apple Barrel and Orchards 
Cumberland 
Orchard Ridge  Gorham


Sagadahoc County  

Rocky Ridge Orchard 
Bowdoin


York County 

Spiller Farm 
Wells 
McDougal Orchards 
Springvale 
Libby & Son
Limerick 
Kelly Orchard 
Acton 

Sunday, September 13th is Maine Apple Sunday!
Click here for a list of participating orchards.

Scarborough Summerfest

by Fontaine Family

Join us on Friday
at the High School Sports Complex in Scarborough
for Summerfest 2015!

Let's Enjoy the End of Summer

by Fontaine Family

Where Did The Summer Go?

August is here...summer is coming to an end...and back-to-school
is right around the corner. 

In Maine, the weather is usually beautiful this time of year
and there is so much to do...let's take advantage of those
last few weekends of gorgeous weather before school starts and we get back into our fall routine.

Here are a few suggestions of things to check out in August!

The Topsham Fair 
August 4th - 9th 
Harness Racing, Blueberry Pie Judging, Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest, Pig Scramble, Steer and Oxen Pull, Sheep Riding, Music, Backhoe Contest, Monster Truck Show...the list goes on and on! 
See the full schedule here.

Wilton Blueberry Festival  
August 7th -8th 
Book Sale, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Author Readings, Boat Tours, 5K & 10K Road Race, Parade, Quilt & Rug Show, Book Sale, Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, and more. 
See the full flyer and events here.

Skowhegan State Fair 
August 13th - 22nd 
Demolition Derby, Aerial Escape Show, Tractor Pulls, Laser Tag, Pony Rides,  Log Loading & Chainsaw Contests, Live Bands, Vincenta's White Tigers, Alpaca Exhibit, and more. 
See the full schedule here.

Annual Beach Olympic at OOB 
August 14th - 16th 
Crab Races, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Sandcastle Building Competition, Beach Volleyball, Water Balloon Races and More all to benefit Maine Special Olympics!

MS HarborFest Weekend 
August 14th - 16th  
Benefit Auction, Regatta, Lobsterboat Races, and Tugboat Muster Races all right in Portland.

Great Falls Balloon Festival 
August 21st - 23rd 
Food, Crafts, Basilica Tours, Live Dancers, Live Music, and lots of Hot Air Balloons floating over Lewiston/Auburn! 
See the full schedule here.


Acadia National Park Fee Free Day
August 25th 
If you have been wanting to check out Acadia, here's your chance to do it free of charge!

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival 
August 26th - 29th 
Head to the Litchfield Fairgrounds to hear live Bluegrass from The Gibson Brothers, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Nothin' Fancy, The Zolla Boys, and more! 
See the full lineup here.

August is a great time to be in Maine! 
Still need more ideas?  Check out our "Things To Do" page and find great ideas for things to do all year in Maine! 

It's Moxie Festival Weekend!

by Fontaine Family

What is Moxie Festival?

When: July 10th - 12th
Where: Lisbon, Maine


Moxie is a New England soft drink that was first marketed
as a medicine to "cure multiple ills" and then
marketed as a soft drink starting in 1884. 
Moxie was the nation's first mass marketed soft drink.

Each year New Englanders gather in Lisbon, Maine to celebrate all things Moxie at the Moxie Festival

This year the Moxie Festival offers all kinds of events
including a Moxie Recipe Contest, Petting Zoo, Parade,
5K and Fun Run, and lots of entertainment! 
If you are looking for a Maine experience, don't miss out on this! 
Check out the full schedule here.


Remember us for all your Maine real estate needs. 
Give us a call at (207)784-3800 (Auburn)
or (207)289-3830 (Scarborough).

Happy 4th of July, Maine!

by Fontaine Family

Let's Celebrate Independence Day!



Each year Americans spend the 4th of July celebrating our pride in our country on the anniversary of the date we declared our independence! 

This year the 4th of July is on a Saturday,
so people may have more free time to get out and celebrate...
and (as of now anyway) the weather is supposed to be wonderful! 

Are you looking for a great way to celebrate in Lewiston/Auburn or the Greater Portland area?
We put together a few ideas to help you have a fun-filled weekend! 

Lewiston/Auburn Liberty Festival 
July 3rd - 4th - Lewiston and Auburn come together on the banks of the Androscoggin River to celebrate with live entertainment, food, and fireworks!  

Freeport's Summer In The Park 
Kick off the entire summer of events hosted by LL Bean with a 10K Road Race & Fun Run on July 4th and follow it up with a parade on Main Street, free concert, and fireworks!

Portland Stars and Stripes Spectacular 
Check out Maine's largest 4th of July celebration starting at 2pm at Eastern Promenade Park in Portland and enjoy fireworks and entertainment by Melissa Manchester and the Portland Symphony Orchestra!

To check out a full calendar of Maine 4th of July events  - click here!

 

If you are considering hosting your own fireworks show, please make sure to check the town ordinance first and to be safe!

Auburn fireworks ordinance

Lewiston fireworks ordinance

Portland fireworks ordinance

Scarborough fireworks ordinance

Maine fireworks law

 

No matter how you celebrate Independence Day this year,
The Fontaine Team
wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July
full of fun and family! 
Remember us for all your real estate needs this summer
and give us a call at (207)784-3800 (Auburn)
or (207)289-3830 (Scarborough). 

Annual Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show

by Fontaine Family

Visit Us at the Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show!

Thursday, June 18th is the Androscoggin B2B Trade Show.  Come by our booth and meet one of our team members, get your real estate questions answered, and spin our prize wheel! 

 

When: 
Thursday, June 18th from 9:30am - 5pm

Where: 
Androscoggin Bank Colisee at 190 Birch Street, Lewiston - Booth 319

Why: 
We love to talk real estate. 
We are ready to answer your questions and help start you on the path to fulfilling your real estate dreams!

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