Off-Season Adventures: 3 Ways to Enjoy Chebeague Island in Fall Weather
Labor Day marks the off-season for tourists in Maine and on Casco Bay's islands. Although the tourists may be migrating out of state or to the more wooded areas for leaf peeping, there's still plenty to do in our state when the air gets cooler. Some of the best tourist areas are even better when the folks from away go back to wherever they started.
Chebeague Island has a bustling summer population but residents tend to be more seasonal, so the already quiet island only gets more quiet in the fall months. Still, Chebeague offers plenty of adventures for anyone looking to dodge the crowds and experience island life without the tourists.
The Casco Bay Lines ferries have switched to their fall schedules, so buy your tickets and enjoy the off-season adventure on Chebeague Island.
1. Dinner at Chebeague Island Inn
Chebeague Island Inn isn't open the entire off-season, but they've got a few weeks left before drawing the shutters for the winter months in early October. Now is the perfect time to experience the cozy island inn and all of it's stellar culinary delights. The view from the porch is unmatched.
2. Rent a Room in a Charming Antique Cottage
The Inn may close in October but Airbnb.com is always in-season. This charming home loaded with antiques has several rooms for rent. Get cozy with a book as the Maine ocean breeze drifts through your windows.
3. Explore Little Chebeague on Foot
At low tide, Chebeague Island is attached to Little Chebeague by a sandbar. Take a walk across the water and explore the loop around the little island. There's tons to see, like the remains of old World War II training sites for the U.S. Navy. Plaques and signs along the trail provide background info on the old foundations.