October 17, 2012

Peak foliage colors holding on in Maine

From staff report

Fall's colors are holding on along the southern Maine coast and around Augusta, according to the Maine Forest Service and state park rangers.

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A fisherman casts a fly into the water while surrounded by colorful fall foliage on Friday, October 5 near where Mill Stream enters Long Pond in Belgrade Lakes.

Joe Phelan / Staff Photo

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Maine fall foliage conditions for Oct. 17.

Courtesy of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

The season's final foliage report, released Wednesday afternoon by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, said peak colors remain around Augusta, including the China and Belgrade Lakes regions, and along the coast from Camden south. Leaf drop is moderate, with fewer than half of the trees bare of leaves in those regions, the report said.

Foliage in the rest of the state is reported to be past peak, with leaf drop moderate or high.

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