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Foliage Report for October 15, 2014
SOUTHERNMOST AND MIDCOAST HOLD LAST VIEWS OF FOLIAGE COLOR
October 15, 2014 - Augusta, ME The exuberant fall foliage display continues this week in midcoast and southern Maine.
Peak conditions are forecast for this upcoming weekend from Kittery to Camden and in between along the immediate coastline. “Mother Nature certainly has not disappointed our visitors and natives to our beloved State of Maine this season. We are still seeing a lot of green at Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park, which just adds to the wow factor among the beautiful oranges in the sugar maples and eye catching reds in the red maples,” noted Gale Ross, Fall Foliage spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
Maine’s official foliage website www.mainefoliage.com provides weekly reports by e-mail and an opportunity to share photos of favorite spots in Maine to watch the leaves turn color.
Also peaking is the fall harvest, with apples and pumpkins adding to the display of color at roadside farm stands and farmers’ markets throughout the state.
Celebrating the season, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will present the Great Maine Apple Day at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine, on Saturday, October 25, where there will be an opportunity to identify mystery apple varieties, see and taste rare heirloom apples and much more. www.mofga.org/events
Pumpkin Hayrides at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport offer a ride out to the pumpkin fields to learn about the life cycle of the pumpkin and pick out a favorite to take home, and visit the animals in the barnyard on Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10am - 2pm. Find details at www.wolfesneckfarm.org/pumpkin-hayrides.
In Portland, the 7th annual Harvest on the Harbor food and wine festival on October 22-25 will present delectably delicious culinary creations from Maine’s top chefs and producers who take pride in presenting products that are locally grown and responsibly harvested. More information and tickets are available online at www.harvestontheharbor.com.
Fright Night at Fort Knox in Prospect Harbor begins this Friday, October 17-18 and again on October 24-25 and Halloween night, October 31. www.fortknox.maineguide.com/fright
For more information about fall activities and events in Maine visit www.visitmaine.com.
|Zone Number||Color Change||Leaf Drop|
|3 North||Past Peak||High|
Zone 7: Northeastern Maine, including Fort Kent, Caribou, and Presque Isle
Zone 6: Northwestern Maine
Zone 5: Western Mid-Maine, including Greenville, Rangeley, Bethel
Zone 4: Eastern Mid-Maine, including Houlton, Millinocket, and Calais
Zone 3: Central and Southwestern Maine, including Bangor, Augusta, and Fryeburg
Zone 2: Downeast Maine, including Machias, Bar Harbor, and Penobscot Bay
Zone 1: Mid-Coast and South Coastal Maine, including Camden, Portland, Kennebunkport, and Kittery