Maine Media Collective staffers answer the question: What are your favorite fall activities?
“Fall is one of my favorite times to take a walking tour of the breweries and distilleries in the Bayside neighborhood; Lone Pine Brewing Co.; Rising Tide Brewing Co.; Maine Craft Distilling, Oxbow Blending & Bottling; Maine Mead Works; Urban Farm Fermentory; and Hardshore Distilling.” —Joel Kuschke, production manager, interim art director
“Picking up apple cider doughnuts at The Holy Donut.” —Karen Watterson, food editor, Maine Media Collective
“Pumpkin hayrides at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. After picking out a pumpkin you can also hit up the farmstand and look at the farm animals.” —Jen DeRose, managing editor, Maine Home + Design
“A full day of on-foot, fall- fashion shopping with girlfriends from upper Congress Street all the way to the Old Port with a pit stop at Gritty’s for Halloween Ale and soft pretzels.” —Mali Welch, art director, The Brand Co.
“The foliage vistas from Bradbury Mountain’s summit are well worth the easy trek. For a more colorful drive, I like to ditch I-295 for Route 9 on my way north.” —Paul Koenig, managing editor, Maine magazine
“There’s something particularly charming about the Monument Square Farmer’s Market in the fall. I love bundling up and heading to the square to fill my tote bag with fresh from the farm pumpkins, squash, mums, and more.” —Shelbi Wassick, online editor, Maine Media Collective
“Exploring the coast by boat all bundled up to see the foliage from the water. “ —Laura Bryer, gallery manager, Portland Art Gallery, Art Collector Maine
“Beaches are back for doggies, and our fave thing is taking our Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, Stella, for a run at wonderful Willard Beach, then a breakfast stop at 158 Pickett Street Cafe for the Salmon Bagel and the Hippie. On everything bagels of course.” —Chris Kast, brand strategist, The Brand Co.