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Foliage Report October 2, 2013

The latest foliage report has just been issued by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, for the State of Maine.

The foliage is gradually reaching it’s peak, and the continued good weather throughout the weekend, should make for fantastic foliage viewing!

The Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are now reporting peak conditions in Zones 7, 6 and 5 covering all of Aroostook County from Fort Kent down to Houlton, and the western part of the state from Jackman down to Bethel. The eastern part of the state from Calais down to Bar Harbor in Zones 4 and 2 is also experiencing peak conditions of 75% to 100%.

The good news is that the leaf drop is moderate to low between 30% and 50% meaning that residents and visitors will continue to enjoy a spectacular autumn season.

On Saturday, October 5th a guided fall foliage tour with a park ranger or forester will take place at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine located in Zone 1 on Route 9 halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn. For more information please visit www.parksandlands.com.

 

Even though Acadia National Park is closed because of the partial government shutdown, you can see a list of the Top 10 Things to Do in the Bar Harbor/ Mount Desert Region with the Park Shut Down by clicking HERE

While you’re out looking at the beautiful Maine foliage don’t forget to snap a picture and enter it into our Fall Foliage Contest. You could win a $50.00 gift certificate or a $25.00 gift certificate to Newland Nursery in Ellsworth. All the details and entry information may be found by clicking HERE

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