Places to Explore

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8 Homey Things to Do in Maine This Fall

Places to Explore


Tour a different private garden every week during the Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days. Aug. 13, 20, & 27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 207-218-1110.


Follow the path of a historic fire and learn which of the Queen City’s structures survived on the Bangor Historical Society’s Fire of 1911 Walking Tour. Aug. 31 & Sept. 7, 6–7:30 p.m. 207-942-1900.

Bar Harbor

Craft your own outdoor furniture during horticulturist/woodworker Dan Benarcik’s Building a Garden Chair workshop at Garland Farm. Sept. 11, 10 a.m. 207-288-0237.


Explore a range of marine beacons and keepers’ quarters on Maine Open Lighthouse Day, featuring more than two dozen locations. Sept. 11, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 207- 594-4174.


Peruse artisan goods and enjoy local food at the Maker’s Market at the Point. Sept. 26 & Oct. 24, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 207-747-5288.


Shop directly from the studios of local makers during Maine Craft Weekend. Oct. 2 & 3. 717-712-4499.


Visit beautiful homes and meet their talented builders during the Maine Parade of Homes. Oct. 9–11. 207-703-4762.


Master the art of dried wreathmaking during Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ horticulturist Jen Dunlap’s Making a Harvest Wreath class. Oct. 23, 9:30–11:30 a.m. 207- 633-8000.