Fall in Ogunquit, Maine, offers families a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the season's beauty and charm together. Here are five family-friendly activities to do in Ogunquit during the fall:

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  1. Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze Adventure:

Visit one of the local pumpkin patches or farms in the area for a fun-filled day of pumpkin picking and navigating through corn mazes. Many farms offer hayrides, petting zoos, and other family-friendly activities, making it a perfect outing for kids of all ages. Take home a pumpkin to carve or decorate as a festive fall centerpiece.


  1. Scenic Foliage Train Ride:

Hop aboard a scenic foliage train ride on the historic Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad or the Conway Scenic Railroad. These leisurely train rides offer stunning views of the fall foliage as they wind through picturesque landscapes and charming villages. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of autumn as a family from the comfort of a vintage train car.

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  1. Apple Picking at a Local Orchard (seasonal):

Take a trip to one of the nearby apple orchards for a day of apple picking fun. Let the kids roam the orchard in search of the perfect apples, then head back to the farm stand to sample fresh apple cider, homemade pies, and other delicious treats. Many orchards also offer hayrides, corn mazes, and other family-friendly activities to enjoy.


  1. Family Hike at Mount Agamenticus:

Explore the natural beauty of Ogunquit's surrounding landscape with a family hike at Mount Agamenticus. Choose from a variety of trails suitable for all ages and skill levels, ranging from easy nature walks to more challenging summit hikes. Enjoy panoramic views of the fall foliage from the summit and keep an eye out for wildlife along the way.

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  1. Family-Friendly Fall Festival:

Attend one of the family-friendly fall festivals or events happening in Ogunquit during the autumn months, visit the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce for up to date activities. From pumpkin festivals and harvest fairs to Halloween parades and costume contests, there's always something fun happening in town. These festivals offer a variety of activities for kids, including face painting, games, crafts, and live entertainment, providing hours of fun for the whole family.


Overall, fall in Ogunquit, Maine, offers families a perfect blend of outdoor adventures, seasonal activities, and festive events that make it an ideal destination for creating lasting memories together. Whether you're exploring nature, picking apples, or enjoying fall festivals, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this charming coastal town during the autumn season.

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Written by M. Parent