Best Scenic Overlooks to Photograph Foliage in Maine

Height of Land, Route 17 just outside of Rangeley

This fantastic roadside stop has a good sized parking area and moose tracks painted along the walkway leading to the interpretive signs.  The overlook rests on the side of Spruce Mountain with views of Mooselookmeguntic Lake. The Appalachian Trail crosses near the overlook as well.

Mount Agamenticus, York

Follow a paved road to the 692-foot summit of Mount Agamenticus and Learning Lodge.  “Big A,” the nickname was given to the mountain when it was a ski slope, is a conservation region covering almost 30,000 acres.  Aside from offering incredible views, there are many trails to explore at the summit. Restrooms and picnic tables are located at the top and admission is free.

Cadillac Mountain, Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park

This is Acadia’s tallest mountain at 1,530 feet.  A nice paved road leads to the peak and incredible views of the ocean and surrounding islands.

Maiden Cliff, Camden, Maine
The view from Maiden Cliff

Mt. Battie & Maiden Cliff, Camden

A short paved road winds up to the 800-foot peak and stone observatory of Mt. Battie overlooking Camden Harbor, beautiful Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands.  It’s fun to watch the birds soaring over the treetops below.  Just around the corner is Maiden Cliff offering incredible views of Megunticook Lake and the surrounding area.

Caterpillar Hill, Sedgwick

Just off Route 15 on the way to Deer Isle is a breathtaking ocean view scenic overlook that is frequently photographed for its incredible sunsets. Walker Pond, Eggemoggin Reach, and the Deer Isle bridge can be seen in the foreground, and the islands of Penobscot Bay and the Fox Islands Thoroughfare followed by the Camden Hills in the distance.

A.J. Cole Scenic Overlook off I-95

A.J. “Allie” Cole Scenic Overlook, mile 252 on I-95 north

Don’t miss the chance to take in this incredible view at the overlook on the northbound side of 95. If you did miss it, you won’t get the chance to see it when you’re heading south, because there isn’t one!  This stop offers incredible views of Mt. Katahdin in the distance and Salmon Stream Lake and surrounding forests in the foreground.

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