Fall foliage in northernmost Maine now a third of the way to peak colour

Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine - The colours are changing in Maine.

State forestry officials say fall foliage in northernmost Maine is now a third of the way to peak colour.

The second 2012 Fall Foliage Report, which came out Wednesday, says overall leaf colour is 30-50 per cent toward peak, with low leaf drop in all of Aroostook County and northern Piscataquis and Somerset counties.

Rangers at Baxter State Park and Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle are observing foliage colour at 35-40 per cent toward peak.

Park Manager Scott Thompson at Aroostook State Park says colours are improving and changing daily, with reds making a big jump this past week. Rangers in the northwestern zone covering Greenville, Jackman and The Forks observe low leaf colour, or 10-30 per cent toward peak.

The official foliage website is MaineFoliage.com.

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