The Maine.gov website has determined that that the Maine leaf color has hit its peak.
Heidi and I went out for one of our rare October drives this Tuesday on Route 9 and Shore Road to see Nubble Light House in Cape Neddick and we were surprised to still see an abundance of bright colors and lots of leaves still on the trees. We’re usually here attending to guests here at the Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast, for most of the October leaf-peeping season. We were amazed at the brilliance of leaf color even at higher elevations. Along the beach here in Old Orchard Beach many of the trees have just begun to hit their color potential. We have Ash, Maple, Birch and Oak trees on our property that are in their full Fall display of bright fall colors. The road that we are located all the trees are taking on those orangingy, red and yellow Crayola Crayon shades that over-shadows all other leaf colors.
Numerous guests have taken area drives on scenic inland and coastal roads this past weekend and brought back spectacular photos of waterfalls, swimming-holes, covered wooden bridges, landscapes, hiking trails, and all the photos bore a palette of bright colors.
Never mind the experts. We have gotten the word straight from the source, our guests:
The leaves tell us that the show will go on for another week or two. Don’t miss them.