September 23 Maine Foliage Report
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has released the latest Fall Foliage Report on Wednesday, September 23rd
The September 23rd report shows less than 30 percent color change for central, coastal, and southern Maine. Forest rangers in the higher elevations report high color (less than 70 percent) in the forest.
Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reach 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.
Gale Ross, Maine's Fall Foliage Spokesperson said "With the cooler fall-like temperatures and the earlier than usual statewide frost, which included the coastline this past week, the fall colors have emerged rapidly. Colors will accelerate daily as the entire state starts going toward peak conditions in October. However, forest rangers are reporting low leaf drop (less than 30 percent) throughout the state.”