Hi!..we want to fly into Portland and drive up the coast of Maine, into New Brunswick and ferry to Nova Scotia...we would like to time this trip close to our anniversary (Oct 16) but mostly want to hit the peak fall foliage colours..(husband has never been to NE--he thinks aspens in Colorado are a big deal-ha)...here's my thinking: we should probably START in Nova Scotia and head down as the leaves probably change sooner in NS than Maine coast since it's further north...anyone know anything about peak times for fall colours?...
I checked "mainefoliage.com" but they don't start reporting until Sept and don't give estimates of probable peak times....I know it's slightly different every year, but when's our best bet?...we can take our trip any time and are planning on two weeks
also, i have not lived in the NE for 30 years...how COLD are we going to be driving up the NE coast in, say, late september-late Oct?...I'm remembering sweaters and light jackets that time of year, with heavier jacket if walking along beach...am I right?
will there still be many places, inns, restaurants open?..still good seafood?..will prices be a little lower than peak summer months?
I think I can figure out which towns to visit from other forums...and I'll post this question on the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia forums too....thanks, Ana