Statement First Lady Ann LePage Promotes Maine Fall Foliage Season
October 6, 2015
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Contact: John Bott, Director of Communications, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, (207) 287-3156
Video invites visitors to explore the many regions of Maine, family farms
AUGUSTA — Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage is inviting people to explore the many regions of Maine and visit family farms this fall foliage season. In anticipation of peak fall foliage colors, the First Lady highlighted resources to help plan a trip in a video filmed today at the Blaine House.
“Maine welcomes you to see the breathtaking colors of our famous fall foliage,” said First Lady Ann LePage in the video. “While you are here, make some family memories while visiting one of our many Maine farms. Pick your own apples and pumpkins. Go antiquing and sample the flavors in a small town restaurant.”
Link to First Lady Ann LePage’s fall foliage video: www.mainefoliage.com.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) employees have been reporting foliage color changing conditions since 1959. To produce the weekly report on fall foliage conditions, DACF forest rangers submit on-the-ground observations each week throughout the reporting season (September 9 through October 25). Maine’s official fall foliage website: www.mainefoliage.com has a number of resources, links to scenic byways and to the Maine office of tourism. The site includes a map indicating current foliage conditions with a useful foliage color key that is updated weekly. Visitors to the site can also find information on Facebook.
Generally, the northern region of Maine is at or near peak the last week of September into the first week of October. Central, Southern and Western mountains are nearing peak conditions October 6 through October 18. Coastal Maine reaches peak conditions October 13 through 25.