Foliage Report for October 20, 2010
Mother Nature Continues to Gift us with Fall Foliage Colors
AUGUSTA, Maine – Peak and Past Peak leaf color has occurred throughout most of Maine according to the final fall foliage report form the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC).
Vibrant colors can still be seen throughout the tracking zones (Zones 1 and 2) covering southern, middle and northern portions of the coast. "Many of the oak trees are still green and are just now starting to turn, providing a beautiful contrast in the canopies and along the road side," according to Gale Ross, foliage spokeswomen for the department. "Our visitors and leaf peepers will not be disappointed by the display of foliage color that can still be observed in southern Maine," Ross said.
Guided fall nature programs will continue throughout Wolfe's Neck Wood State Park (weather permitting) in Freeport during the month of October. For more information or to make a reservation, call (207) 865-4465.
"The Facebook page 'Maine Fall Foliage' will remain intact throughout the year and has been a huge success in providing feedback and a variety of fall foliage photos," Ross said.
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.
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|
|7||Past Peak||Near Total|
|6||Past Peak||Near Total|
|5||Past Peak||Near Total|
|4||Past Peak||Near Total|
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