Let's take a look at the fall foliage report for this week, October 23rd - October 29th, for the state of Maine.

Due to some recent windy weather events, the area is looking past peak foliage and everybody's grabbing their racks to clean up the leaves.

To get things cleaned up for your Fall Yard Cleanup, you can check out tips from safewise.com.  A list of tips includes a checklist of areas to mind during your cleanup, including the tilling the garden, cleaning out the gutters and feeding the lawn.

Nationwide Fall Foliage

Smokeymountains.com has put up an interactive map so you can check out what's going on with the fall foliage nationwide.

This week, peak levels are predicted to have passed for higher elevations in the Rocky Mountain areas, and northern regions in the Midwest and northern Eastern states from New York state to Maine.  Areas surrounding these past peak areas lie mostly in the near peak or at peak stages, mostly covering the northern half of the United States with the South and southern parts of the Western states.  Beyond those areas, fall foliage is patchy to partial conditions with an increase in southern states hitting minimal foliage changeover.

Most areas of the U.S. are seeing effects of the season in the leaves, with the exception of coastal areas along the south eastern states along the Gulf of Mexico.

Check in next year for the week-by-week look at Maine and nationwide foliage.  Have a great rest of the fall and stay warm!