The nights are certainly getting colder and the leaves are starting to turn faster and faster! Here's this week's foliage report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry!

Currently, Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are reporting high, or between 50 and 75 percent, color change in all of Aroostook County (Zone 7 and 6) from Fort Kent to Houlton, and including the northern half of Baxter State Park and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Trees in the area have moderate leaf drop of less than 50 percent. The Western Zone 5 from Jackman to Bethel is also reporting high color change with a low leaf drop of less than 30 percent.

The weather this weekend is shaping up to be a great time to get out to one of Maine’s many state parks for guided fall foliage tours. For more information on the tours, please visit www.parksandlands.com to learn about skill levels and duration of tours.

For those looking to spend time outdoors, the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend takes place Saturday, September 28. It is a series of over 100 events throughout the state that are lead by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The goal is to connect friends and neighbors with the natural world, to promote fun, physical activity, & good health. - See more at: http://greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org.