A quintessential small Maine town, Rockport is considered a hidden gem along the state's mid-coast region. It was even named one of America's prettiest towns by Forbes. Peak foliage season in Rockport is typically the second to last week of October, says Kurosh Hashemi, founder of the travel site Road Goat, who says Rockport is his personal favorite place to take in the season. "The red, yellow, and orange colors of the trees, wrapped in remnants of green, contrasts beautifully with the blue hues of the water in the harbor and with the hills behind," Hashemi said.
Where to Camp: To enjoy nature to the fullest, book a camping site at nearby Lobster Buoy Campsites. "There's possibly no campsite in the country with a better view. Tent sites sit right on the beach overlooking the shimmering water and to the island on the other side, surrounded by the fall colors," Hashemi said. No site at Lobster Buoy is more than 150 yards from the seashore.
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