Foliage drives in New England
Directions: Start your tour in Houlton and take Route 1 through the farming communities of Littleton and Monticello. When you arrive in Mars Hill, take Route 1A to Fort Fairfield, where the Aroostook Valley Country Club's course is split between Maine and Canada. From there, take 161 to Caribou and take in the 80-mile Fish River chain of rivers and lakes. Continue north taking Route 89 through Limestone, then up 1A to Van Buren. Continue from Van Buren down Route 1 and over to New Sweden, where you can peer over the panoramic views of Canada from the town's lookouts. Pick up Route 161 north to Madawaska. Next, hop on Route 1 west to Fort Kent, where you change transportation methods and take a canoe trip down the nearby Allagash Wilderness Waterway. From Fort Kent, head south on Route 11 to Eagle Lake then on to Ashland. Pick up Route 163 over to Presque Isle where you can explore Aroostook State Park. Finish this loop by taking Route 1 south, back down to Houlton.
Round trip distance: ~ 196 miles
When to go: Early to mid-OctoberDrive provided by www.VisitMaine.com.