It's been a dry, then wet spring and summer for 2021. With that, Maine sees the effects of the weather conditions with our fall foliage season. Dryer summers usually result in quicker turn around of color change and leaf falling. This year, according to Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation & Forestry's Foliage Reporter Gale Ross, we are right on track for a relatively normal fall for areas across Maine.

Welcoming in October for 2021, we are seeing northern most counties about to hit their peak for fall foliage. This includes areas around Greenville and Millinocket and north of these locations. These locations are currently at high color percentages and about to hit the peak. So, plan on a trip up north very soon to see the colors at their brightest.

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Meanwhile, lower northern areas including Bangor, Bar Harbor and Bethel are in the moderate category. These locations will see peak colors in a few weeks.

And, as we would typically see, areas of Southern Maine will be the last to hit peak foliage. Areas around Augusta and south are currently at a low percentage of foliage.

If you are all about the fall colors and want to share pictures or see others' pictures of the foliage happening across the State of Maine, you need to check out MaineFoliage.com and follow them on the 'Maine Fall Foliage' Facebook page or on Instagram (@mainefoliage).

And, if you want to check how the foliage prediction is for the whole nation, you can check out a prediction map from Smokeymountains.com, which currently shows the Rocky Mountains at near peak, peak and past peak status, as is areas in the northern mid-West. Peak locations nationwide include parts of the Appalachian Mountains and Northern New England.

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