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Capturing the Autumn Light in Midcoast Maine

Capturing the Autumn Light in Midcoast Maine


There’s nothing like sweater weather and angled Autumn light to make a glorious view or landscape even more glorious. The warm glow from the seasonal sun sets the vibrant leaves aflame. It spills along the quiet harbors, making the majestic mountains appear purple, then dusky gray in the late afternoon.

Just ask the artists and photographers who live in Midcoast Maine. October is a grand time for pulling out the easel or camera and capturing Camden in one of its most magical seasons. But where are the best vantage points to paint or snap the Maine Midcoast in the Fall? Below are our top suggestions.

Best Spots for Autumn Light in Midcoast Maine

  • Camden Harbor from the Library Lawn. Seems obvious, but worth mentioning. October sunsets over Penobscot Bay reign supreme!
  • Megunticook Lake from Barrett’s Cove Beach. The water shimmers and the trees lining the shore overflow with color.
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is less crowed this time of year, and the low afternoon sun makes the tower of the light seem to sparkle.
  • Mount Battie from the Tower. A view over it all — leaves, harbor, and glowing mountainside.
  • Bailey’s Orchard in Whitefield. Surrounded by colorful beechwood and birch, and featuring stone walls and heirloom trees full of apples.
  • Spruce Head Road in South Thomaston. Looking over the water with the steeple of the Methodist church in the foreground.