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Lobster Lovers Fall New England Travel Guide

Fall is one of the most popular times of year to visit New England and is also the height of lobster season. Here’s a quick guide on how to enjoy our favorite crustacean on your visit.

About Lobster Season in the Fall

Most people would agree that fall is the best time of year to partake in Maine lobster. During this primary Maine lobster season, demand starts to drop a bit, with tourists heading home, but catch volume remains high as lobsters linger near shore.

The water begins to cool, prompting the formation of harder shells. This desirable occurrence means two things. First and foremost, the harder shells mean lobsters bulk to fill them, resulting in extra meat. Secondly, hard shell lobsters live longer out of the water, making them much easier to ship to those who have left Maine but still crave sweet claws and tails.

Even with cooling temperatures, fall is a fantastic time to for lobsters in Maine.

Although cooling temps also cause lobsters to start their offshore migration to deeper waters, fishermen make the most of the moveable feast by setting traps to catch them on the go. Because of abundant supply and dip in demand, prices tend to remain stable or drop a bit during the fall, although they almost always go up again before the winter holidays.

About the Lobster Trap

The Lobster Trap is headquartered on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with additional facilities in Machiasport and Steuben, Maine. We are a proud member of the Maine Lobster Institute, National Fisheries Institute and a supporter of the U.S. Coast Guard Fisheries Training Center.

We began as a retail fish shanty selling sea scallops, swordfish, and lobsters. Our facilities include 3 tidal pounds, one in Machiasport, and two in Steuben for a total of 225,000 pounds. Our high-volume operation has allowed us to achieve an international reach.