Who is up for some leaf peepin'?

Yeah, maybe we are putting the cart ahead of the horse here, but Summer is widning down, and Fall will offically arrive on Tuesday, September 22nd, at 9:21 am, and that means the beauty of Maine will be front and center, before a long and dreary Winter punches us all in the gut.

Since this year has been unlike any other, this is a great chance to get outdoors, take in some fresh air and enjoy the amzing and colorful fall foilage here in Maine, and it's an easy way to practice social distancing at the same time.

Maine's state parks, mountains, farms and the coast are the ideal setting for fall leaf peeping. Where are the best places to see the most amazing fall colors? So glad you asked!

• Southern Maine - Mid-Coast and South Coastal Maine, including Rockland, Camden, Portland, Kennebunkport and Kittery
• Eastern & Downeast Maine- Includes Houlton, Millinocket, Calais, Machias, Bar Harbor and Penobscot Bay
• Central Maine- Central and Southwestern Maine, including Bangor, August, and Fryeburg
• Western Maine- Western Mid-Maine, including Greenville, Rangeley, and Bethel
• Northern Maine- Fort Kent, Caribou and Presque Isle

 

In the fall, color will progress from north to south, Northern Maine is at or near peak conditions the last week of September, into the first week of October. Central, and the western mountains of Maine are at or near peak during Indigenous Peoples' Day week. Coastal and Southern Maine will reach peak or near peak conditions during mid-to-late October.

You can check out all the info you need to know, and even sign up for weekly fall foliage updates at: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/projects/fall_foliage/whenandwhere/index.html

We found some beautfiul videos that people have uploaed to YouTube, that really show off the beauty of Maine!