Foliage Report for October 24, 2007
Southern Maine foliage color now at peak
AUGUSTA, Maine – Late season leaf peepers will find great foliage color in southern Maine over the next seven days, according to the final fall foliage report released today by the state Department of Conservation.
Leaf color in the tracking zone covering the state’s southern coastline from Kittery to Camden is now at the low end of peak, or 85 percent turned. Forest rangers are also reporting moderate, or less than 50 percent, leaf drop in the region. Towns like North Berwick, York, Buxton and Brunswick are now displaying the most vibrant colors of the season.
Rangers are reporting peak color in the tracking zone covering coastal locations north of Camden to Calais and the zone covering central Maine, including Auburn, Augusta, Skowhegan and Bangor. The foliage color in all of these locations has turned closer to 100 percent compared to southern foliage. Leaf drop is also moderate in these regions.
Foliage in all other parts of Maine has passed peak color and leaf drop is now at more than 70 percent.
These fall events will take place during the next week: Halloween Night Hike at Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, Oct. 26; Apple Acres Farm Pumpkin Carving Contest in Hiram, Oct. 27; and the final Tommyknockers and More Bus Tour in Bangor, Oct. 28.
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|
|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