Maine Fall Foliage Report for This Week: September 23rd
Let's take a look at the fall foliage report for this week, September 23rd - 29th, for the state of Maine.
This week the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry is reporting little change for central, coastal, and southern Maine - currently less than 30% change in the areas. Meanwhile, color change is more plentiful as you travel north and into the more elevated areas of the state.
Counties with a high color change so far this first week of autumn include areas north of Bangor, including Greenville, Jackman, Presque Isle, Caribou and Fort Kent.
Right now, a moderate change is happening in the Western and eastern parts of Maine with higher elevations. These areas include Rangeley, Millinocket and Houlton. They are currently seeing 30% - 50% change.
Bangor and areas south are still in the low range of color change, between 10% and 30% color change.
Check out the latest Maine Foliage report on the Maine.gov website here.
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 we are already seeing peak and near peak fall foliage in the Rocky Mountains, the most northern parts of the midwest, in parts of the Appalachian Mountains and northern parts of New England. There is some partial and patchy spots that run around the Rockies' most elevated spots, throughout the northern midwest and for a good portion of the northern half of the eastern seaboard of the United States.
Next week, we'll see the Rockies completely at near peak/peak, the northern Midwest increasing in partial to peak and all of New England north of New York State at at least partial fall foliage colors, with a majority of Northern New England at near peak or beyond.
See you next week for another fall foliage report.