Packing List for Guests Traveling to Maine in the Fall

A trip to scenic Maine any time of year is something to look forward to. That said, those heading to Maine in the fall will find they’re just in time to enjoy various seasonal activities that are truly inspiring! Fall finds Maine looking its best as trees across the state change from gorgeous greens to vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds. While leaf peeping is a fall favorite activity, a trip this time of year can also include options like sea kayaking,
lighthouse touring, biking, and whale watching. For some travelers, a fall trip offers up every reason to get out on the road and make the most of the state’s scenic byway drives.

With so many itinerary options available and weather fluctuating with good reason, it can be tricky to know exactly what to pack. Feel free to reference the following essentials when you’re putting together your Maine packing list this autumn!

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Don’t Forget Your Raincoat

Getaways to Maine in the fall are fantastic for outdoor adventure, but the weather forecast often includes some rain. Don’t let precipitation keep you from making the most of fall foliage by simply taking the time to pack a raincoat and umbrella before you go! If you have a mix of indoor and outdoor activities on your daily agenda, consider purchasing a compact travel umbrella that can easily fit in a bag, purse, or backpack and come with you everywhere you go.

Quality Transitional Walking Shoes

Temperatures can fluctuate rather drastically across Maine in the fall. While you might be entirely comfortable outdoors in the afternoon hiking the trails, you could find a chilly evening has you heading for an in-town restaurant or entertainment venue instead. If you pack quality transitional shoes that can work just as well outdoors as they do inside, you won’t have to worry about wasting time heading back to change. Consider picking a waterproof pair in neutral tones that work well for outdoor adventure but can just as easily be worn comfortably when it’s time to grab something to eat. The waterproof variety keeps you comfortable when the weather changes or you’re moving between water and land activities this time of year. The added benefit is that you won’t have to worry about drying them out for nighttime excursions.

Include Layers in Your Packing Plans

The weather changes in fall that make the Maine terrain so tantalizing mean travelers will want to be sure to pack plenty of layers in their suitcases! Making sure you always have options to switch between sweaters, long-sleeved shirts, and t-shirts can make all the difference in how comfortably you handle those weather fluctuations. Be sure to include hats, light gloves, and scarves into the mix so you’re always covered but can easily pack these accessories in a backpack when they aren’t needed. Having sunglasses on hand is a good idea as well for those unexpectedly bright afternoons when you’re out and about wildlife watching.

Remember the Bug Spray and Sunscreen

Cooler fall temperatures can be deceptive, but don’t be fooled. It’s entirely possible to get a sunburn when you’re venturing through Maine in the fall! It’s highly recommended to pack both sunscreen and bug spray to use while you’re out and about this autumn. Your skin will surely thank you.

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