Maine Foliage Report October 17
This is the last Foliage Report for the 2012 season, as most areas North of Augusta are past peak. We had a killing frost in Bangor on Friday, October 12th and have had a couple of days high wind and rain, and more coming.
Here’s the latest report:
“Peak foliage color is holding along the southern half of Maine’s coast and around the state’s central capital region, according to the final 2012 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
For the second straight week Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are reporting peak color north and south of the state capital of Augusta to include Monmouth, Gardiner, and the China Lakes and Belgrade Lakes regions (southern Zone 3), and in all coastal communities from Kittery to Portland, Brunswick, Camden and Belfast (Zone 1). Leaf drop is currently moderate, or less than 50 percent, in these regions, according to the report.
Rangers say this weekend will be the last time to view peak color atop Mt. Megunticook or Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park.
Foliage color in all other regions of the state is currently past peak with moderate to high leaf drop, according to the report.”
The full foliage report may be viewed here http://www.maine.gov/doc/foliage/report/