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Foliage Report for October 19, 2022
Maine Final Foliage Report: Peak Conditions Still Visible Along the Immediate Coast
Augusta, MAINE - The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry's (DACF) final Foliage Report for October 19 indicates past peak conditions throughout most of the state. Peak conditions are occurring along the immediate coast in zone one with high leaf drop (more than 70 percent).
"For those of you who are adventurous and still want to catch a glimpse of the fall colors, a hike in and around the blueberry barrens in DownEast Maine is a must-see! If you have never seen the blueberry barrens ablaze with the fall colors, you will not be disappointed. For those of you who plan to visit Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, you will be required to wear a mask in indoor spaces, due to an uptick in COVID-19 transmission levels," said Gale Ross, fall foliage spokesperson.
As we close the books on this spectacular fall foliage season, we'd like to give a shout-out and a huge thank you to all our leaf lovers and to everyone that shared their memorable fall foliage photos with us, added Ross.
Follow the 2022 Maine fall foliage forecast and take advantage of these event and activity tips and ideas for colorful road trips throughout Maine:
- Enjoy the coastal foliage at OgunquitFest 2022 taking place this Friday through Sunday. Enjoy October weather during events like the outside artisan and vendor craft fair, live music, classic car show, DogtoberFest costume parade and an Oktoberfest party. While in Ogunquit, dont miss the chance to walk Marginal Way, an easy one-mile paved coastal path winding along the Atlantic with unbeatable panoramic views.
- For other ways to enjoy the coastal foliage this weekend, explore the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens during their last weekend of the season. For a more adventurous take on leaf-peeping, try your hand at rail cycling or even rock climbing in other areas within the Mid-Coast.
- Later this month, while the foliage will eventually fade and the leaves will continue to drop, other annual events will continue throughout the season, like Harvest on the Harbor, October 27-29, providing unique food and beverage-focused events.
- This is also a perfect time to stop by a farm stand for the late season harvest and other Maine products.
All are invited to share the love of Maine's fall colors by submitting foliage photos. Go to our photo submission web page and send us your most spectacular shots!
Autumn enthusiasts can sign up to receive weekly reports by email, and can share their photos from throughout the state as the progression of color begins. Our Facebook page will include statewide events taking place throughout the foliage season, and our Instagram account (@mainefoliage) will also feature colorful fall shots. For more information about fall activities and events in Maine, go to www.visitmaine.com.
|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: Downeast Maine, including Machias, Bar Harbor, and Penobscot Bay
Zone 1: Mid-Coast and South Coastal Maine, including Camden, Portland, Kennebunkport, and Kittery