Leaf Peeping in the County

Leaf Peeping in the County

Guest Blogger: Kim Smith

The majority of us are probably trying very hard not to think about the fact that the first day of fall is only three weeks away!  Truly, though, this is a perfect time to start planning a fall foliage trip to northern Maine.  

Men’s Journal names Aroostook County as one of the 16 best places to see fall foliage and Mainetoday.com lists Aroostook County as one of the 26 most beautiful places in Maine “to see before you die”.

There is perhaps nothing more awe-inspiring than seeing the area’s picturesque lakes and streams alongside its panoramic mountains in all of their gold and magenta glory of autumn.  Add that to the fun of seeing it aboard Presque Isle Historical Society’s popular Molly the Trolley!  Each trip is enhanced by a narrated county history (and depending on the tour guide, often some crazy anecdotes as well) throughout the scenic drive.  Some of the interesting views along the way include Mars Hill Mountain, the Amish communities, Riviere du Chute along the Canadian border, portions of Northern Maine’s Solar System Model, and the beautiful backroads of Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Easton and Mars Hill.  

The Society offers three regularly scheduled tours every October when leaf peeping will be at its peak here.  For 2017, the trips will be on the 8th, 14th and 15th beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Each tour lasts approximately three (3) hours depending on the destination.  There are usually several photo opportunities along the route and at least one restroom stop.

Tickets are only $10.00 per person.  As seats are limited, reservations are required by contacting the Society at (207) 762-1151 or by email at pihistoricalsociety@hotmail.com.