Leaves are just starting to turn into the brilliant colors that the state’s autumns are known for in northern Maine.
The agriculture department noted that because of the drought that the state experienced for much of the summer, this fall’s foliage could be less vibrant than in some previous years. However, due to the heavy rainfall across the state in July, some areas will still produce the bright colors that are associated with fall in New England.
The shorter warm days and cool nights will produce the prime conditions for beautiful fall colors, according to fall foliage spokesperson Gale Ross.
The northern regions of Maine will experience the peak of fall foliage before southern Maine. Leaf-peeping season in The County is expected to peak during the last week of September, and continue into the first week of October.
Central Maine can anticipate seeing the most brilliant colors in mid-October, while coastal communities can expect the most vibrant leaves at the end of October, the agriculture department said.
Check out this guide to plan the best way to catch all of Maine’s fall beauty.