Thursday, November 13, 2008

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Old Orchard Beach Pier

Old Orchard Beach
      Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach is a booming town during the summer. You can hardly walk along the beach with the crowds. But once summer is over, the crowds disappear.

While it is almost impossible to find a motel room in New England during the Peak Fall Colours season, the same is not true in Old Orchard.

Old Orchard Beach
Along the Beach

Marilyn & I have twice visited Old Orchard over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (also known as Columbus Day weekend in the States.) This time we headed down a week earlier to take advantage of lower off-season rates.

Grand Street, Old Orchard Beach
The town was pretty closed up, with most places only opening on weekends in the Fall. And most of those would close for the winter once the Columbus Day weekend was over.

The nearly deserted beach was very peaceful. Two of the three mornings we were there, I made the effort to get up to see the sunrise. It was beautiful both days!

This was the first morning.

Old Orchard Beach sunrise

And this was the second morning.

Old Orchard Beach sunrise

While in Old Orchard, we day-tripped to Portland and along the Maine coast. But they'll be topics for other blog posts.

Other photos taken on the trip can be seen in my Trip to Old Orchard Beach, Maine - October 2008 gallery.

Please feel free to leave comments here on the blog or in any of the photo galleries.

Thanks for looking. And stop by again.


  1. Nice photos, I like the morning shot with the man and his pup.

  2. Thanks for commenting. The time of day was a bit early -- approx. 6:00 a.m. But one must make sacrifices for the craft. (smile)