12 Oct 10 Apple Picking a Great Part of Maine Family Vacations
Maine whitewater rafting may be over for the season, but there is still plenty to explore across Maine as the seasons change and we begin to make the transition to winter and a whole new range of outdoor adventures.
With fall in full swing, the leaves are turning and falling and the roadside farms and farm stands are bursting with fresh apples, pumpkins and a variety of squash and gourds. Did someone say fresh pressed cider? Yum!
A stop at one of these stands supports local farms and offers a chance to chat with the folks who actually grow the food. Several orchards / farms across the Kennebec Valley region will let visitors pick their own apples right from the trees or choose the perfect Halloween pumpkin from the field.
For those who are not sure where the nearest farm is, Maine has a great website that can find all the local farms within 25 miles of a given zipcode — Get Real Maine is a great resource for natives and visitors alike.