After a moody summer and a fickle transition to fall we experienced in Toronto it might be worth it to plan a weekend trip to fully rejoice in the beauty of fall and the changing leaves. The best place to see the red and orange fall foliage is along Maine’s coastal Route 1. Right now is a perfect time for a weekend getaway to the area as most tourists have already left and the weather is crisp and breezy. Coastal Maine has become an understated luxury tourism spot over the last years with many high-end restaurants such as Fore Street and Eventide Oyster Co., drawing food enthusiasts from all over.
From Toronto it is possible to drive your own car down there, with a total driving time of 10 hours to Portland, Maine where you can start the winding drive along Route 1 into the perfect fall foliage. Another option is to fly to Portland from Toronto and rent a speedy luxury sports car to zip down the state roads. Along the way there are places for lobster and craft beer, such as Cameron’s Lobster House and Oxbow Blending and Bottling. So whether you’re a photographer looking for photo opportunities or a foodie or a craft beer enthusiast, consider changing up the scenery and taking a break from the city life in Toronto.