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Maine Fall Foliage

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       Maine boasts some of the most brilliant and colorful fall foliage in all of New England! Foliage in the state usually peaks between the last week of September and the second week of October. Weather conditions are the key in determining the intensity of foliage color, with the primary factors being temperature and moisture. Ideal conditions are a warm, wet spring, good summer weather, and a warm, sunny fall with moderately cool evening temperatures. A late spring or severe summer drought can delay the onset of the foliage season. An unusually warm fall will produce subdued color intensity in the foliage.

       Leaf colors are typically grouped in these four categories: BROWNS: Black and White Oak; PURPLES: White Ash and Witch Hazel; REDS & SCARLETS: Hornbeam, Red, Mountain & Sugar Maple and Black, Red, Scarlet & White Oak; YELLOWS: Green & Black Ash, Basswood, Beech, Birches, Butternut, Elm and Maple (Boxelder, Mountain, Silver, Striped & Sugar), Mountain Ash, Poplar, Serviceberry, Willow and Witch Hazel.

       This season always proves to be a wonderful time (and a "great photo opportunity") for amateur and professional photographers alike!...along with those tourists just enjoying the scenery at a slower, more relaxed pace! Click on the below links for additional information about regional Fall Foliage Touring. For a map of Maine (PDF file) click here.

 
> Aroostook County Region of Maine

Northern Zone: Peak Dates, Driving Tours and more information...

> Down East & Acadia Regions of Maine

Mid-Coast & Eastern Zone: Peak Dates, Driving Tours & more...

> Maine Highlands & Moosehead Lake Regions of Maine

Northern Zone: Peak Dates, Driving Tours and more information...

> Kennebec & Moose River Valleys Region of Maine

Central Zone: Peak Dates, Driving Tours and more information...

> Mid Coast Region of Maine

Mid-Coast & Eastern Zone: Peak Dates, Driving Tours & more...

> Greater Portland & Casco Bay Regions of Maine

Southern Zone: Peak Dates, Driving Tours and more information...

> South Coast Region of Maine

Southern Zone: Peak Dates, Driving Tours and more information...

> Western Mountains & Lakes Region of Maine

Western Zone: Peak Dates, Driving Tours and more information...

 
Maine Fall Foliage