This summer’s rainfall could lead to more vibrant foliage on Maine’s trees this fall, according to state agriculture officials.
The bright colors peeking out in Maine’s forests will make for the perfect leaf-peeping opportunities. We’ve put together a guide on how to plan a leaf-peeping road trip and what hikes will give you the best foliage viewing opportunities.
We’ll be following along with Maine’s official foliage report and updating this page weekly throughout the peak leaf-peeping season, so make sure to check back for more updates.
Northern Maine tends to reach peak foliage in late September, while coastal Maine reaches peak in mid- to late October.
This year, Acadia National Park is expected to see peak foliage later in the season than historic data would predict. Due to climate change, peak leaf-peeping is expected to come two weeks later than it did in the 1950s, according to new research.
That means that peak foliage is expected around the third week in October.
Planning Your Trip
Down East / Hancock County Maine
When out leaf-peeping, take appropriate precautions, such as wearing vibrant orange so you’re visible to any hunters in the Maine woods. Pets should also stand out in the woods to avoid any accidents. Here’s why thats so important.
From the very tip-top of the state to Maine’s coast, autumn brings out some truly beautiful views. Submit your pictures for a chance to get your fall photos featured in our gallery.