Pilgrim's Inn

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5 of the Best Things to Do in Maine in October

  1. Book a Stay at Pilgrim’s Inn on Deer Isle

Cross the bridge to an island with no crowds, and have a relaxing getaway in Downeast Maine. Our property boasts gorgeous panoramas and is conveniently located near all the best nature trails, parks, and festivals. Our refreshingly elegant accommodations allow for ample rest and restoration. Stay in Room 5 and admire the views of Mill Pond from your window and wake up to a delicious breakfast each morning. You can even request a picnic lunch for two to keep you fueled on a hike.

Take advantage of our Autumn Special, stay 2 nights and the third night is 30% off!

  1. Seek Out Fall Foliage

Maine is one of the best places to visit in the fall to see the leaves changing colors. The Blue Hill Peninsula has lots of color, and no crowds. Admire vibrant colors of oak, maple, and ash trees as they reflect a mirrored image onto the water. Hills of evergreen trees become studded with a myriad of warm tones. Even the blueberry barrens turn a vibrant orange! Simply wander the island roads to discover the colors, or venture farther afield. Grab a beautiful crafted Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism Map from your innkeepers at Pilgrim’s Inn and head out for a drive.

  1. Go Apple Tasting and Enjoy a Picnic

Take a quick trip to a nearby orchard and pick up some organic apples, cider and vinegars. Check out 5 Star Orchard in Brooklin, Maine. Stop at Brooklin Candy Company for some warm beverages, grab some of Blossom’s tasty creations and head out for your own private picnic and apple tasting. Be sure to tell her hello for us, she used to work at Pilgrim’s Inn!

  1. Celebrate at the Peninsula Harvest Festival

Enjoy the dreamy weather and celebrate the season at the Peninsula Harvest Festival in Blue Hill. The event marks the start of the Winter Market at Mainescapes Nursery & Garden Shop and features local food, drink, and artist vendors. Enjoy locally roasted coffee, purchase local farm products and peruse artisan wares. Listen to live music by local bands and participate in the scarecrow contest. Judges award prizes to the scariest and the funniest creations. You don’t want to miss this fun, fall festival!

  1. Hike Beautiful Nature Trails

Settlement Quarry is a great Deer Isle hiking destination for those looking to stretch their legs and enjoy the scenery of coastal Maine. Take in colorful views of the Stonington Archipelago from up high.

The hiking options in Maine draw people to the region throughout the year. A favorite is Acadia National Park. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, you’ll find a series of trails throughout the park that offer breathtaking views of rocky, ocean shorelines and forested mountaintops. Ask your innkeepers at Pilgrim’s Inn for a picnic lunch, head out early and enjoy the whole day!

We look forward to welcoming you to Pilgrim’s Inn!


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