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Maine Fall Foliage Touring - Maine Fall Foliage Reports

Maine boasts some of the most brilliant and colorful fall foliage in all of New England! Foliage Fall foliage touring along Route 4 in Rangeley, Mainein the state usually peaks between the last week of September and the second week of October. Weather conditions are the key in determining the intensity of foliage color, with the primary factors being temperature and moisture. Ideal conditions are a warm, wet spring, good summer weather, and a warm, sunny fall with moderately cool evening temperatures. A late spring or severe summer drought can delay the onset of the foliage season. An unusually warm fall will produce subdued color intensity in the deciduous trees' foliage.

Leaf colors are typically grouped in these four categories: BROWNS: Black and White Oak; PURPLES: White Ash and Witch Hazel; REDS & SCARLETS: Hornbeam, Red, Mountain & Sugar Maple and Black, Red, Scarlet & White Oak; YELLOWS: Green & Black Ash, Basswood, Beech, Birches, Butternut, Elm and Maple (Boxelder, Mountain, Silver, Striped & Sugar), Mountain Ash, Poplar, Serviceberry, Willow and Witch Hazel.

This season always proves to be a wonderful time (and a "great photo opportunity") for amateur and professional photographers alike!...along with those tourists just enjoying the scenery at a slower, more relaxed pace! Visit the below links for additional information about regional Fall Foliage Touring. For a detailed map of Maine (PDF file) click here.

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