Thursday, October 14, 2010

Peak Foliage along the Coast

Casco Bay Trail
According to the foliage maps, we're at peak foliage this week. Some trees have kept up with the news, but others are just biding their time!

For a casual walk that requires minimal effort for gorgeous views check out Wolfe Neck Woods. (admission: $3 for Mainers; $4.50 for those from away) If you drive up and no one is there to take your admission fee, drop it in the bucket by the gatehouse. Really. It's good for your karma.

If you park in the first lot you can grab a map from the box at the head of the Casco Bay Trail entry. The second lot is closer to the restrooms (always good to know where they are!) and the picnic area.

In season, you can view the osprey and seals from along the Casco Bay Trail. Take a shaded walk along the Old Woods & Ledge Trails and enjoy an easy stroll on the White Pines Trail. We love to snowshoe here in the winter.

Some trails have a short, steep climb, steps down to the water, short bridges across wetlands and interpretive signs along the way. Here is Bre demonstrating the steps after taking a dip in the Bay!

The drive to the park is about 4 miles from here. If you can't get here in time for the late foliage, please enjoy the photos!

Above is the shortcut between the Old Woods Trail and the Ledge Trail.

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