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