October 20, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry’s (DACF) final Foliage Report for October 20 to October 27 indicates past peak conditions throughout most of the state. Peak conditions are occurring along the immediate coast in zones one and two with high leaf drop (less than 70 percent).
This Week’s Foliage Outlook
“While there are still pockets of color throughout Maine, the leaf drop has become more apparent. The oak trees, which are the last trees to reveal their oranges and golds, are beginning to appear along the immediate coastline. The blueberry barrens in downeast Maine are a splendor in and of themselves! Blueberry barrens show off their ground cover vivid reds this time of year and are a sight to behold,” according to Gale Ross, fall foliage spokesperson.
Fall Foliage Trip Ideas
- Take advantage of peak foliage along the coast at OgunquitFest 2021 taking place this Friday through Sunday. Enjoy October weather during events like the outside artisan craft fair and live music, classic car show, Dogtober costume parade, Greek market and an Oktoberfest party.
- While the foliage will fade in the coming weeks, annual events will continue throughout the season. Mark your calendars for Harvest on the Harbor, with unique food and beverage-focused events starting November 3. The featured events, Meet Your Maker and Oysterfest, will take place November 4 and 5.
- This is also a perfect time to stop by a farm stand for the late season harvest and other Maine products.
Autumn enthusiasts can visit the state’s official foliage website at www.mainefoliage.com to sign up to receive weekly Foliage Reports by email. Our Facebook page will include statewide events throughout the foliage season, and our Instagram account (@mainefoliage) will also feature colorful fall shots. For more information about fall activities and events in Maine, go to www.visitmaine.com.
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