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Foliage Report for October 17, 2012
Last of Maine's Peak Foliage Showing in Central, South Coast Regions
Final Maine Fall Foliage Report
AUGUSTA, Maine – Peak foliage color is holding along the southern half of Maine's coast and around the state's central capital region, according to the final 2012 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
For the second straight week Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are reporting peak color north and south of the state capital of Augusta to include Monmouth, Gardiner, and the China Lakes and Belgrade Lakes regions (southern Zone 3), and in all coastal communities from Kittery to Portland, Brunswick, Camden and Belfast (Zone 1). Leaf drop is currently moderate, or less than 50 percent, in these regions, according to the report.
Rangers say this weekend will be the last time to view peak color atop Mt. Megunticook or Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park.
Foliage color in all other regions of the state is currently past peak with moderate to high leaf drop, according to the report.
Maine’s fall foliage conditions are updated on this website each Wednesday from mid September through mid October. Visitors to MaineFoliage.com can sign up to receive the weekly reports by email, and submit photos of foliage scenes from around Maine. Maine foliage fans can also share photos and favorite viewing spots at the Maine Fall Foliage page on Facebook.
Go to www.visitmaine.com for more information about fall activities and events in Maine.
Current Conditions - The Foliage Conditions map on this page is the foliage zone map used by Maine Forest Service Rangers when reporting fall foliage conditions.
|Zone Number||Color Change||Leaf Drop|
|3 (North)||Past Peak||High|
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: DowneastMaine, including Machias, Bar Harbor, and Penobscot Bay
Zone 1: Mid-Coast and South Coastal Maine, including Camden, Portland, Kennebunkport, and Kittery