Maine’s fall foliage season began today with the first foliage report from the state Department of Conservation. Officials are forecasting a colorful season based on the current health of Maine’s forest.
Currently, rangers throughout the state are observing very low leaf color, or less than 10 percent toward peak, along with very low leaf drop. Just recently, overnight temperatures in far northern Maine began dropping to the low 40s and high 30s. Those cool nights and sunny days will spark the gradual change in leaf color from north to south.
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Traveling or Visiting Maine for the Fall or Autumn Show? Visit the Official Maine Foliage Website!
If you’re interested in traveling or visiting Maine in New England this fall or autumn to watch the leaves change, be sure to check out the Maine Foliage Website: www.mainefoliage.com where park rangers are updating the public weekly with photographs of changing foliage. You can also sign up for weekly emails that will update you on what the leaves are looking like and what you can expect in the coming week. Maine’s fall foliage conditions will be updated each Wednesday through October 15th.
“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors who enjoy viewing our wonderful foliage by our scenic byways, on mountain and coastal trails, or from the seat of a canoe or kayak,” said Pat Eltman, director of the Maine Office of Tourism.
While you’re in the area, fun fall events happening this fall also include the 11th Annual MDI Garlic Festival in Southwest Harbor, the Lubec Fall Festival on the Downeast coast, and the Celebrate Bowdoinham Festival on Merrymeeting Bay.
For more information about events and activities happening in Maine this fall log on to www.visitmaine.com.