Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Maine Fall Foliage Traditionally Ranks Amongst New England's Best

Article by Eric H. Photo left: A mix of evergreens and hardwood trees creates a colorful display on Songo Pond along Route 5 south of Bethel. Credit: Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce

Bookmark and ShareMaine boasts 7 million acres of forest and more land covered by trees than any other state in the country, so it's no surprise that fall foliage has traditionally held a popular presence amongst locals and travelers.

Granted, Maine has a lot of pine trees, but the reality is that you'll find foliage colors in the myriad other tree species that's every bit as good as the prime-time New England fall foliage players, New Hampshire and Vermont. You just have to know where to go, and when. Additionally, Maine shines colorfully, not only with its inland fall colors, but also at the coast. Any part of the state is capable of turning out vibrant yellow, orange, red and purple hues -- great news for those who prefer the Maine coast. Depending upon location, you can expect the best Maine fall foliage from the last week of September (now!) to the third week of October.

For the latest updates on Maine fall foliage colors, we recommend you check in often at MaineFoliage.com, a state-run site that prides itself on being up-to-date and detailed in its information. For added perspective, we feature a VIsitingNewEngland.com article centering on our take on Maine coastal and inland fall foliage. If you like New Hampshire and Vermont fall foliage, we have no doubt that you'll enjoy Maine's, too!

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