Foliage Report for October 17, 2007
Maine’s fall foliage holding on, looking colorful
AUGUSTA, Maine – Spectacular foliage will continue to emerge in central and coastal Maine during the next seven days, according to the sixth fall foliage report released today by the state Department of Conservation.
The delay in leaf color change caused by warm weather at the start of the season has led to great late season viewing in many parts of Maine. The Department of Conservation will extend its final foliage report to October 24 to describe where the changing colors remain strong.
Forest rangers in Zones 1 and 2, covering all coastal locations, and Zone 3 stretching from Fryeburg north through central Maine to Bangor are now reporting foliage color just shy of peak, or about 60 to 70 percent overall. Leaf drop in all three regions is now moderate, or less than 50 percent.
Conditions in all other tracking zones are now past peak color, but brilliant pockets of foliage are being reported in areas as far north as the town of Patten on Route 11 along the Piscataquis/Aroostook County line.
In southern Maine, foliage is looking good in York, Falmouth and Freeport. Travelers will also find plenty of color on a drive north on Route 201 from Topsham. In the midcoast region, Route 90 between Waldoboro and Rockport, and Route 17 from Rockland to Union are showing particularly nice foliage scenes.
Be sure to file your own Maine leaf report on the Foliage Forum page of this Web site, and submit your scenic photographs to the Photo Gallery.
To provide the most accurate foliage information, DOC rangers will report conditions statewide every Wednesday through Oct. 24. Updated reports and information can also be obtained by calling the Maine foliage hotline at 1-888-MAINE-45. Learn more about Maine's fall touring routes and outdoor activities at www.visitmaine.com.
Press contact: Kevin Gove, Nancy Marshall Communications, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (207) 623-4177.
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. See Also: Description of Zones
|Zone Number||Color Change||Leaf Drop|
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