It's funny how Mother Nature knows the upcoming weekend is Columbus Day, and prime leaf peeping time in the State of Maine. The latest Fall Foliage Report, dated October 5th from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports moderate to high color spreading throughout Northern Maine and the Western Mountains. The Bangor and Downeast Maine areas are reporting moderate color.

According to Gale Ross the Fall Foliage Spokesperson

As if on cue, this Columbus Day weekend is a great opportunity to plan a leaf peeping trip to your favorite destination in Maine. Despite the conditions we've experienced throughout most of the state, the colors are emerging on a daily basis and are brilliant! I might even go out on a limb and say that I think the colors on the trees are more vibrant than in the past years in all parts of the state. I don't believe our leaf peepers will be disappointed.