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Keeping fueled for foliage adventures in Western Maine


Western Maine A camera with extra film/memory card and batteries, sturdy footwear and binoculars are essential equipment for successful fall foliage viewing.

But to really enjoy a day of touring and trail walking, leaf peepers must also be well fueled. The Lakes & Mountains Region of western Maine offers dozens of destinations for foliage lovers, and unique eateries using local ingredients to fill hungry stomachs morning, noon and night.

Here are suggestions for where to see the fall colors and where to stop for delicious food and beverages during autumn in the Lakes & Mountains Region.


Bridgton Area

Foliage Spots: Douglas Mountain off Route 107 in Sebago, Keoka Lake off Route 37 in Waterford and Stevens Brook Trail off Main St. in Bridgton.


Breakfast: Café DeCarlo, Main Street in Bridgton. This Internet café and espresso bar will give a kick-start to your day. 207-647-4596.


Lunch: Bray’s Brew Pub & Eatery, Route 302 in Naples. Great Maine lobster stew, ribs, salads and American ales brewed on site. 207-693-6808.


Dinner: Olde Mill Tavern, Main St. in Harrison. Unique southwestern dishes, seafood favorites, roast pork and other hearty meals. 207-583-9077


Norway Area

Foliage Spots: Singepole Mountain off Route 117 in South Paris, Snow Falls Gorge on Route 26 in West Paris and Norway Lake along Route 26 and 118 in Norway.


Breakfast: Shaner’s Family Dining, Main St. in South Paris. A large place with a big menu for all appetites. 207-743-6367


Lunch: The River Restaurant, Route 26 in West Paris. Soups made from scratch, great pasta dishes and crab cakes. 207-674-3800


Dinner: Lake House Restaurant, corner of Routes 35 and 37 in Waterford. Elegant dining with a great wine selection and delicious desserts. 207-583-4182


Bethel Area

Foliage Spots: Screw Auger Falls at Grafton Notch State Park on Route 26 in North Newry, the Androscoggin River from West Bethel to Bethel and Route 113 from Gilead to Fryeburg, along the Wild [Back to Press Releases Main]