It appears that this is the weekend to take a drive and see Maine's foliage at its peak in Eastern, Central and Downeast Maine!

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

According to the September 30th Foliage report peak and slightly beyond peak conditions for this upcoming weekend can be anticipated in northern, western, and central Maine. Coastal and southern regions are displaying moderate color changes (less than 50 percent color change).

Gale Ross, the Maine Foliage spokesperson said

“The lack of rain this summer and the early widespread frost jumpstarted the progression of foliage colors this season. Color is still emerging daily in portions of southern and coastal regions of Maine beyond this week and into October. But remember, it has been the shorter sunny days, followed by the cool nights of autumn that brought about the brilliant colors being displayed this week. It’s Mother Nature’s way of protecting and putting her trees to bed for the long winter months ahead.”

While the leaf drop was reported to be low throughout the State, that was before the windstorm that buffeted the State on Wednesday, September 30th.