It seems that Mother Nature was waiting for the official arrival of Fall before the leaves start turning color throughout most of Maine. In the most recent Foliage Report issued by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry most of Maine has reported minimal color change, while areas north of Houlton are only reporting 15-20 percent color change and very low leaf drop.

Gale Ross, the Fall Foliage Coordinator for the State of Maine said

“While we were fortunate to enjoy an extended summer-like weather pattern, our warm sunny days and crisp evening temperatures will start the succession of color from north to south. Typically, northern Maine begins to see peak or near peak conditions the last week of September into the first week of October, with the rest of the state nearing peak conditions in the middle of October. If our weather pattern continues, we may still see an abundance of color in late October along the coast and the southern part of the state,”

To see the latest report click HERE