Coastal and interior southern Maine was the place to visit last weekend
for spectacular foliage, according to the most recent Department of Conservation’s fall foliage report.

While most foliage in the northern and mid-western parts of the state is past peak, the overall color of the tree canopy in the coastal tracking zone from Kittery to Belfast was high, or 70 to 85 percent toward peak. Recent wind and rain did little to effect leaf drop in the south coast, central Maine, and Down East locations, as trees in those areas still show 60 to 70 percent of their leaves.

Many popular summer attractions on the coast, including Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, have great views of the fall colors this time of year. “People know we have the lighthouses and the great ocean views, but we also have some very beautiful foliage on the trees in and around the park,” said Park Manager John Scott.

Bradbury Mountain State Park near Freeport offers panoramic views of foliage from the summit of a short walking trail. The trails at Camden Hills State Park also reveal fall color for those on a foliage tour along the coast.

All foliage reports are available on Maine’s official fall foliage website, mainefoliage.com. The site is a great place to plan for a fall foliage trip, learn more about Maine’s trees and their color transformation, or interact with other foliage fans.

For updated reports, information, and links, visit mainefoliage.com or call the Maine foliage hotline at 1-888-MAINE-45.