Foliage Report for October 13, 2010
Maine Coast Foliage Color Peaking This Week
AUGUSTA, Maine – Peak leaf color will reach all of Maine's coast this week, according to the fifth fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (DOC).
Forest rangers in the tracking zones (Zones 1 and 2) covering the southern, middle and northern portions of the coast are observing peak color, from 85 to 100 percent, and moderate leaf drop of 30 to 50 percent.
Peak color and moderate leaf drop are also being reported throughout the tracking zone that stretches from Fryeburg and Sebago Lake to Augusta, Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft (Zone 3). Peak color is holding on in the western mountains region from Rangeley to Bethel (Lower Zone 5), and in eastern Maine between Bangor and Calais (Lower Zone 4).
Rangers are observing foliage color past peak in Aroostook County (Zones 6 and 7), and in northern locations from Jackman to Greenville and Millinocket (Upper Zones 4 and 5). Leaf drop is now high, or 50 to 70 percent, in these regions.
Maine’s fall foliage conditions are updated each Wednesday through mid October on this web site. Visitors can sign up to receive the weekly reports by email, and submit photos of foliage scenes from around Maine.
Go to www.visitmaine.com or call the Maine Office of Tourism at 1-888-624-6345 for more information about fall activities and events in Maine.
The Maine Foliage Facebook page can be found by searching for "Maine Fall Foliage" on Facebook.
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|
|5 (North)||Past Peak||High|
|4 (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