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Leaf peeping season just now peeking out in northern Maine

September 13, 2017 - 9:04 PM

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's fall foliage season is underway, and the state is promoting its annual display of orange, yellow and red as the leaves begin to turn.

The Maine Office of Tourism says the foliage season officially began on Wednesday. The state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry released a foliage report that says colour change is spotty in the woods so far, with slightly more colour in the north.

Most of Maine's progression to fall colours usually starts around mid-October. Coastal Maine typically reaches peak conditions by mid-to-late October. Northern Maine usually reaches peak conditions around the end of September.

Maine fall foliage co-ordinator Gale Ross says the state is experiencing warm days and cool nights, which is what it needs to "set us up for a glorious season."

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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