You don’t need to break the bank to have a grand ol’ time in the Pine Tree State.

The warmer months allow us to sit on our decks, take a stroll through nature, sit on the beach, and engage in sunny activities that barely cost a thing. But, even winter and fall present opportunities and fun things to do that are still within the tightest of budgets.

Inexpensive Things to do in Maine in the Fall and Winter

You can still spend time outdoors, of course. We’re Mainers, so we are used to the cold. Layer on those L.L. Bean flannel jeans, grab your beanie, and head out to the trails for some snowshoeing or leaf-peeping.

When people think about winter in Maine, they probably immediately think about skiing and snowboarding but we all know that is far from affordable. You don’t need to strap on a pair of skis to have a good time in the colder months.

Warm up with a local cider by a fire pit at a brewery or try not to wet yourself at one of many haunted houses in the state. No matter your interests or hobbies, there should be something on this list that piques your interest for something to do.

Whether you’re looking for something to do after work during the week or are planning a weekend with friends, this is a list of inexpensive things you can do in Maine in the colder months for less than 20 bucks.

18 Things to do in Maine During the Colder Months for $20 or Less

You can enjoy the fall and winter seasons here in Maine without breaking the bank. Here's how to keep the fun alive while still staying in your budget.

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