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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Maine Fall Foliage Peaking at Downeast Coast/Central Interior


Press release source: VisitMaine.com Photo of foliage at Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine by Dana Moos, an Associate Broker with The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty in Bar Harbor, Maine

Bookmark and SharePardon the pun, but Maine now features oceans of Maine foliage. With the natural progression of the fall season and some mighty cold nights, the time for peak foliage has arrived at the Downeast coast and central interior of the state -- now catching up with the recent peak foliage of the rest of the state. We are personally excited about viewing the bright fall colors, juxtaposed with the famously scenic rocky Maine coast areas!

Our New England friends at the Maine Office of Tourism just sent us the latest Maine fall foliage report press release - enjoy!

AUGUSTA, Maine - Peak foliage color has arrived along Maine's Downeast coast and the central interior of the state, according to the fifth fall foliage report from the state Department of Conservation.

Forest rangers are observing peak foliage conditions, or at least 75 percent color change, in coastal locations from Bucksport to the Blue Hill peninsula, Bar Harbor and Machias, and in central locations from Dover-Foxcroft to Bangor, the report states. Leaf drop is now moderate, between 30 and 50 percent, in the regions.

Peak color is also being reported throughout the lakes regions of Hancock and Washington Counties, according to rangers. Leaf drop is also moderate in the regions.

Maine's southern coast and southern interior locations from Fryeburg to Sebago Lake and Augusta now have high foliage color, or 50 to 70 percent toward peak, with moderate leaf drop.

Foliage color in all other regions of the state is now past peak, although rangers say that there are plenty of leaves to view in the state's western lakes and mountains, and the far north of Maine where a dusting of snow recently added another color to the landscape.

Maine's fall foliage conditions will be updated each Wednesday through Oct. 21 on www.mainefoliage.com. Visitors to the site can sign up to receive the weekly reports by email and post comments about Maine foliage adventures on the Foliage Forum page.

Fun fall events happening this weekend include the 4th annual Foliage, Food & Wine Festival in Blue Hill, the Caribou Fall Arts & Crafts Festival in Aroostook County, and the Mount Desert Island Marathon from Bar Harbor to Southwest Harbor.

For more information about events and activities happening in Maine this fall, log onto http://www.visitmaine.com.


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