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November: Maine Winter Happenings

November 19, 2015 – November is when Maine really gets ready for winter. From holiday festivals to ski resorts preparing trails and well-curated exhibitions opening at the state’s lauded small art museums, it’s a time of celebration, outdoor fun and contemplation. For writers, editors and bloggers looking for short-lead news, there are details under Happening […]

Maine Happenings in Late Fall & Winter

October 26, 2015 – October in Maine is an energetic month, thanks to the state’s booming dining scene, a groundbreaking biennial and the start of the holiday shopping season. For writers, editors and bloggers looking for short-lead news, there are details under Happening Now. Those is search of longer lead news – such as coastal […]

Fall Colors Still Present in Maine

For Immediate Release October 21, 2015 Contact: Gale Ross, Fall Foliage Coordinator Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & orestry 207-287-5153 or gale.ross@maine.gov Augusta, MAINE –  Peak and past-peak conditions are taking place throughout the state with moderate to high leaf drop (50 percent to 70 percent), according to the final fall foliage report from the […]

Foliage Color Peaking Throughout Maine

Augusta, MAINE – Peak leaf color is spreading throughout the state, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Forest Rangers in all tracking zones are reporting 70 percent to 100 percent color and moderate leaf drop of 50 percent. “Now is the time to grab your cameras and get outdoors. Maine is […]

Northern Maine Moves to Peak Foliage for Columbus Day Weekend

Augusta, MAINE – The leaves in northern Maine will be moving towards peak conditions this upcoming Columbus Day weekend according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.  “Peak color (85 percent) is spreading throughout the northern region (zones 6 and 7) with low leaf drop, but forest rangers are still reporting low to […]

Upcoming Weather May Speed Along Foliage

Augusta, MAINE – Maine’s fall foliage is turning, but the best is still yet to come during the next three weeks, according to Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. “Pockets of color are emerging throughout all seven zones, but overall the state is just about 10 percent to 30 percent toward peak. With the upcoming […]

Gradual Changes in Leaf Color Taking Place in Northern Maine

Augusta, Maine – With the official arrival of autumn ushering in cooler temperatures, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports 15-20 percent color change and very low leaf drop in northern Maine (zones 6 & 7). “While we were fortunate to enjoy an extended summer-like weather pattern, our warm sunny days and crisp […]

Warmth of Extended Summer Slows Foliage

Augusta, Maine – While Maine is still experiencing the warmth of an extended summer, the foliage in northern Maine is gradually changing, with tinges of oranges, reds and yellows visible in the forest canopy. However, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry report reveals very little color change and very low leaf drop. “Weather plays […]

2015 Fall Foliage Season Begins

  ~ The best is yet to come ~ Augusta, Maine — Today is the official start of Maine’s fall foliage season and even though the weather resembles July’s, it is time to start planning for the upcoming fall season. Currently, the 2015 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry […]

5 Leaf Peeping Drives in Maine

Augusta, Maine — While the majestic landscape of Maine offers a dramatic unfolding of color during foliage season every year, the best way to experience this display is on a well-planned scenic drive through Maine’s varied regions of lakes, mountains and oceanfront. Fall is also the ideal time to visit county fairs, go mountain biking […]

Go Fish…in Maine

When you want the inside scoop on fishing in Maine, you ask a local. And that’s just what we did when it was time to let you know about the abundance of fishing experiences in Maine. We asked Maine resident and lifelong angler, George Smith to share his love of Maine fishing to give you […]

Cracking Summer with the Maine Lobster

MAINE – The lobster is one of Maine’s most recognizable symbols. Considered the finest shellfish in the world, Maine’s legendary crustacean is all the sweeter in situ — served right in the shell on a pier overlooking a harbor or in a lobster roll in a quintessential roadside shack. While much has changed in Maine’s […]