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Maine Fall Foliage Report – October 12, 2016

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Maine Fall Foliage Report – October 12, 2016

Blankets of Color Spreading Across Maine This Weekend

Augusta, ME (October 12, 2016) – The 2016 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports peak conditions throughout Maine this upcoming weekend.

“Those leaf peepers who prefer a less hectic weekend for a fall foliage drive, now that the busy Columbus Day weekend has passed, will find that we’re still awash with color as most areas are still at peak or slightly beyond peak conditions. There is nowhere in the state of Maine that is untouched by the breathtaking colors of fall,” reports Gale Ross, fall foliage spokesperson. “Northern Maine still has plenty of color and low leaf drop,” Ross also noted.

Maine’s unique fall festivals continue. October 16 is also Great Maine Apple Day at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Try and buy delicious apple treats, enjoy kitchen workshops and speakers, an apple pie contest and more.

Leaf peepers can visit the state’s official foliage website, www.mainefoliage.com, to sign up to receive weekly reports by email, and can share their photos from throughout the state as the progression of color continues. Our Facebook page will also include statewide events taking place throughout the foliage season. For more information about fall activities and events in Maine, go to www.visitmaine.com.

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Week of October 12, 2016

Zone Number Color Change Leaf Drop
7 Past Peak Low
6 Past Peak Low
5 Peak Low
4 Peak Low
3 Peak Low
2 High Low
1 Peak Low

Foliage Zones

Zone 7: Northeastern Maine, including Fort Kent, Caribou, and Presque Isle

Zone 6: Northwestern Maine

Zone 5: Western Mid-Maine, including Greenville, Rangeley, Bethel

Zone 4: Eastern Mid-Maine, including Houlton, Millinocket, and Calais

Zone 3: Central and Southwestern Maine, including Bangor, Augusta, and Fryeburg

Zone 2: Downeast Maine, including Machias, Bar Harbor, and Penobscot Bay

Zone 1: Mid-Coast and South Coastal Maine, including Camden, Portland, Kennebunkport, and Kittery

This article was written by Rangeley News Hound