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Maine’s November Update

Mainer Barry Tripp loves to play outside in Maine in all the seasons. November 2017 — Despite a warm fall, the first snowflakes have fallen in Northern Maine, the snow guns have been tested on Maine's ski hills and the fall foliage spectacular has pretty much concluded throughout the state. That means it's time to […]

What’s New & Unexpected for 2018

FOOD & DRINK The tide of new restaurant openings across the state shows no sign of abating. Recent openings include: LB Kitchen, which serves breakfast and lunch, with dishes ranging from gluten-free pancakes to wild boar served with rice and arugula. Izakaya Minato is where to satisfy udon and ramen cravings. Neighborhood in Belfast serves […]

Peak Conditions for Entire State

October 18, 2017 — The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's final foliage report shows past peak conditions in zones 6 and 7. Central and coastal Maine (zones 1, 2 and 3) are at 70 to 100 percent color change. Moderate to high leaf drop is also reported throughout the state. "While the upcoming weather forecast […]

Foliage Color Peaking Throughout Much of Maine

October 11, 2017 — The Fall Foliage Report from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports 75 to 100 percent color in zones 4, 5, 6 and 7. Central and coastal Maine (zones 1, 2 and 3) are at 50 percent color change. Low to moderate leaf drop is also reported throughout the state. Typically, […]

Maine’s October Update

October 2017 — This is the month that's synonymous with foliage in Maine, and we have suggestions for checking out some of the state's best colors on a walk or a hike. But, since Maine has become synonymous with food, there are also new restaurants to try and the 10th anniversary of Harvest on the […]

Northern Maine Nearing Peak Conditions Columbus Day Weekend

October 4, 2017 — The Fall Foliage Report from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports 70 percent color for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend in northern Maine, while the remainder of the state is at 40 to 50 percent color change. A low leaf drop is also reported throughout the state. Typically, northern Maine […]

Autumn is Finally Here

September 27, 2017 — The Fall Foliage Report from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports 70 percent color for the upcoming weekend in northern Maine, while the rest of the state is at 30 to 50 percent color change with low leaf drop throughout the state. Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reaches […]

Fall Colors Appearing throughout Northern Maine

With autumn officially arriving on Friday, the Fall Foliage Report from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports moderate color emerging in northern Maine (30-50 percent). Forest Rangers report low color (10-30 percent) for the rest of the state.  Typically, northern Maine (zones 6 and 7) reaches peak conditions the last week of September into […]

Maine’s Display of Fall Foliage Colors Expected to be Brilliant

September 13, 2017 — Today is the official start of Maine's fall foliage season. Maine's leaf bearing trees will show off their usual colors of yellow, orange and red in the upcoming weeks. The 2017 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports spotty color change in the forest. Northern Maine […]

Maine’s September Update

September 2017 — Fall is in the air, farm stands have the last of the summer corn and the first of the season’s pumpkins on display, and the trees have touches of red and gold. It’s a great month to enjoy a farm-to-farm-table dinner, a contemporary art exhibition or a museum show with one of […]

Maine’s “Open Lighthouse Day” Welcomes the Public

Maine's iconic coastal sentinels take center stage during Maine's 9th Annual Open Lighthouse Day to be held this year on Saturday, September 9. Twenty-five lighthouses will be open to the public throughout the state offering free entry for visitors on this one day. This popular family-friendly event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the […]

Maine’s August Update

August 2017 — This is the month when the Maine summer slowly gives way to the first indicators of fall, when the first red maple leaves appear and cooler nights occur mid-month. It’s a great month to be among the first to visit AMC’s new lodge, check out Maine’s most acclaimed painter at a world […]