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Fall Foliage Getaways in New England

Fall Foliage Getaways in New England

Foliage is a special time of the year in New England.

The brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red begin to appear in the northern part of the New England in early-to-mid September and the colors move southward through mid-to-late October, ending in southern New England coastal areas at the end of October.

It’s never too early to book for this magical season.

Call or email your favorite Passport Inn and book now!

White Mountains To Blue Harbors

White Mountains To Blue Harbors

Four Night Package – $900.00

This spectacular New England Experience will carry you from the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the rocky coast of Maine and the historic schooner filled harbor of Camden! This special 5 day, 4 night package is a perfect way to experience two of the best loved wonders of New England.

Enjoy luxurious accommodations in guest rooms with fireplaces and private baths at two Passport to New England Inns. Savor bountiful New England breakfasts each morning before you begin your day’s adventure. A New England Experience you have dreamed about!

We’ll make the necessary arrangements for you, and top it off with a suggested scenic route including little known stops along the way for your drive between inns.

This New England Experience is available Sunday through Thursday throughout the months of May, June and July.

Lodging at the Notchland Inn in the smallest town in New Hampshire, Hart’s Location

  • Ascent to the top of Mount Washington
  • Passes for bicycling the Great Glen Trails
  • A fabulous Breakfast each morning

Lodging at the Inns at Blackberry Common, in charming Camden, Maine.A two-hour cruise aboard a Maine schooner

  • An incredible breakfast each morning
  • Price for two people, based on double occupancy:

Stay two nights in each inn or create your own four night experience
$900.00 per couple

Linger Longer – add additional nights
$199.00 per night

Prices exclude taxes and gratuities

Minimum night stay requirements may apply.
Call for Holiday and Foliage rates.
Room upgrades available.

Birding Tours

Birding Tours

Bird Watchers Love Passport Inns

Birding is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors year round! Many of the Passport inns are on major flyways and offer outstanding opportunities to see bald eagles, falcons, Atlantic puffins, song birds and hundreds of other migrating and non-migrating birds.  Your Passport innkeeper can help you plan a bird watching adventure that you will long remember!  Here are just a few examples of birding trips.

Applegate Inn – Lee, MA

Some of the best, most convenient places to bird watch are the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary and the Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary – all part of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary   (7.7 miles from the Inn), Lenox, MA

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary   (10.1 miles from the Inn), Pittsfield, MA

Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary   (19.3 miles from the Inn), Sheffield, MA

New England Falconry   (54.3 miles from the Inn), Hadley, MA


New Hampshire School of Falconry- 14 Miles from the Inn Antrim, NH


Whalewalk Inn – Eastham, Cape Cod, MA

Cape Cod, Mass Audubon Trails are a 10 minute drive from the Whalewalk Inn & Spa.
Whether you’re looking to hike mountain trails, paddle a Massachusetts river, or see pond critters up close, Mass Audubon has something for everyone.

Another way to see birds, especially Shore Birds, is on a kayak trip.  Gosse Hummock will give guided tours of the marshes along the Atlantic side and who knows what birds you might see, especially keeping your eye out for those cute little Plovers.

Inns at Blackberry Common – Camden, ME

Just off the coast, lies Eastern Egg Rock, southern most nesting island for Atlantic Puffins.  Tours are available from May thru late Aug.  Guaranteed sightings of these rare and captivating birds.  A MUST if you enjoy birding!

American Bald Eagles and loons delight visitors along the coast and lakes.  Song birds, waterfowl and 80 bird species are seen while hiking, walking and even on a 2 hour sailing cruise.

Inn at Bay Ledge– Bar Harbor, Maine

If you are looking for an excellent Maine Vacation Experience and a place to see and hear birds with local experts, there is no better place to find them on Mount Desert Island, Maine during the Acadia Birding Festival.  Mount Desert Island is the home of Acadia National Park which protects an amazing number of habitat types.   Another way to experience our shore birds is by water on a nature cruise.  You will see Puffins, Garnets, Razorbills, Murres, Shearwaters, Fulmars, Storm-Petrels and many more!  The views of the island from the water are breathtaking!

Acadia Birding Festival

Down East Nature Tours

Acadian Nature Cruises

Maine Stay Inn and Cottages – Kennebunkport, Maine

The Maine Audubon recommends Mount Agamenticus in York and the Kennebunk Plains on Route 99 Kennebunk for birding.

Mt. Agamenticus

Kennebunk Plains

There are also 2 reserves close by, Laudholm Farm and The Rachel Carson Reserve  that have assumed responsibility for monitoring piping plover sites. The piping plover is an endangered species in Maine.   These would be great locations for piping plover watching.  Both Laudholm Farm and the Rachel Carson reserve offer educational programs and birding would be included in their curriculum.

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm

Rachel Carson

The Notchland Inn–  Hart’s Location, NH

Often guests are amazed by the variety on birds visible from our dining room windows; at the feeders, on or near the pond, or in the forest’s edge close by…dozens of species while you sip coffee.

Within short distances of the inn it is possible to see, Bald eagles, Loons, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, Red Tail hawks, Gray Jays, and the one for your life list…Bicknell’s thrush.

Crawford Notch, Hart’s Location, NH (0 – 6 miles from the inn)

Franconia Notch, Franconia, NH (35 miles from inn)

Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH (24 miles from the inn)

Weeks State Park, Lancaster, NH (33 miles from the inn)

MT Washington, (24 miles from the inn)

Pontook Reservoir, Dummer, NH (55 miles from the inn)

Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge, Whitefield, NH (27 miles from the inn)

Evans Notch, Chatham, NH & Stowe, ME (45 miles from the inn)

Loon Center, Moultonborough, NH (50 miles from the inn) watching tour

New England Breweries

New England Breweries

New England is home to hundreds of craft brewers

Scattered throughout New England there are hundreds of breweries. If you are interested in learning about craft breweries you could visit several while staying at Passport Inns. Most of these breweries conduct free tours and some offer tastings as well. Below are links to websites that list breweries located in that state.


CT Beer Trail

Maine Brewers' Guild

Massachusetts Brewers Guild

Granite State Brewers Association

Rhode Island Brewer's Guild

Vermont Brewers Association

Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail

Starting, finishing the Appalachian Trail or taking a day hike, it is a challenging adventure!  The Inn at Bay Ledge would like to offer you a place to relax and prepare or welcome you after you have completed your trek. Let us pamper you with comfy beds, whirlpool baths, decks overlooking Frenchman Bay.  Wake to striking sunrises, enjoy a sumptuous breakfasts on the porch, take a walk on the each.  It is your time to relax, renew and rejoice with the challenges you have accomplished!

Baxter State Park/Mt Katahdan

Appalachian Trail