It's as if on cue...No matter when Columbus Day happens, that's right around when Maine's foliage begins to show its vibrant colors. This year is no exception according to the October 3rd Fall Foliage Report released by the Maine Department of  Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.

Photo Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

The report indicates peak conditions in Norther Maine, with the rest of the State seeing 50 to 70 percent color change with low leaf drop (less than 30 percent).

Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reaches peak conditions the last week of September into the first week of October. The rest of the state’s progression of color will start occurring from north to south in mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions mid-to-late October.

“As if on cue, the beautiful colors of the season we have long waited for are spreading throughout Maine during the upcoming holiday weekend. The predicted weather forecast is also going to cooperate for all you leaf-loving outdoor enthusiasts,” notes Gale Ross, Maine’s fall foliage spokesperson.