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05 Sep Fall Foliage Turning

Fall Foliage Turning

Maine fall foliage colors are now surfacing in Greenville, Maine Moosehead Lake Region. red fall foliage turningLoving autumn, Maine fall vacations and observing seasonal changes over the last 18 years, there are certain things we look for to declare foliage as turning.  Over the last several weeks, hints of autumn colors appearing on stressed trees popped up to get leaf peepers excited.  Now we are posting fall foliage turning color reports to plan guests plan their fall vacations.

Once colors start to surface the transformation can last few weeks to over a month depending upon the weather, with changes of up to 20% from week to week. View fall foliage report from September 29, 2016  to compare foliage seasons.

10 Signs of Fall Foliage Turning

  1. A few weeks ago, noticed that tall ferns foliage turning with spotty colors and stripes of golden bronze.
  2. Blueberry foliage turning starting to show off deep reds to purple leaves.
  3. Sugar Maple tree outside my window is always an early tree and has fall foliage turning with scattered red bright red leaves randomly on the ground.
  4. The beautiful white birches start to show off limbs of yellow limes, then quickly turn more yellow as days progress.
  5.  You hear the rustle of leaves blowing across pavement.
  6. Temperatures are about 10 degrees below normal and dipping into the 40’s and you are closing windows.
  7. Every few days, noticeable changes in fall foliage turning means fall has arrived!
  8. Caterpillars appear, and crickets seem louder in stillness of cool evenings.
  9. Morning sunrise photography at 5:30 am you can see your breath and are thinking about gloves.
  10. Fall foliage turning – when the top of trees start to crown with fall colors not just a limb or leaf fall has arrived.

Fall Foliage Turning  Season

There are many places one can look for fall foliage reports in New England, Maine. This can be from online magazines, to Official Foliage reports on the different phases from turing to past peak. All may slightly differ on timing of posts. We post frequently on various social platforms when inspired.

We love when the fall foliage turning surfaces to low fall color season where colors run through the leafs and warm sunshine with cool evenings. Then onto moderate where a variety of colors or more than 50% of the trees display colors then off to high where colors are 50 – 75%. Then there is peak greater than 75%  and after peak where the colors are fading and leaf loss maybe high. We love all stages of fall from turning to peak and even after peak and therefore, post frequently about fall colors, moose and mountain fall tours, and report with photographs of colors we see. Last years autumn fall foliage season  ended up being one of the best in years.

Maine Fall Foliage Turning Reports

The Cozy Moose Team bases fall foliage turning reports seasonal observations and 18 years of first hand experience with a Maine Guide on staff in the Maine Woods.

Observations over the years, leads us to believe that this fall foliage season just might be an early fast season. Lets all hope for another long fantastic autumn like last year. Be sure to connect with us. Thanks and enjoy the fall.

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23 Sep Fall Foliage Report

Looking for New England Maine Fall Foliage?

Fall Foliage in Greenville Maine and areas North are turning quickly. Temperatures dipped into low 40’s and not much sunshine today.

Fall color is now progressing and we are seeing moderate color 30% to 40% with leaf loss. The last two days have been quite windy watching colored jewels falling from the sky. It wont be long now. Looking for this weekend to have sunshine and warmer temps. A great time to think about heading to inland Maine if you are out chasing fall colors.

Photo of the week Fall Reflections taken by Trevor Davis on a fall foliage tour from Special T Adventures just south of Greenville.

Fall Reflections

Fall Reflections

Plan a Maine fall road trip. Pick up some Maine apples, pumpkins, and have a drink of apple cider. The cranberry harvest has started in some areas as well. Local corn and tomatoes are great as well as our potato harvest. Enjoy the sights and tastes of this years harvest season.

Greenville Maine features many lakes, ponds, and rivers where the Fall Foliage reflections are beautiful. Fall leaves are just starting to turn in this photo. Fall foliage reports are posted throughout the autumn season.

Looking for a place to stay, choose Greenville Maine for your next fall vacation. Awarded the #1 New England Fall Vacation destination by about.com readers.

Fall Foliage reports are posted when the colors start to turn typically mid September to mid October in Moosehead Lake Region.

For current foliage conditions contact The Cozy Moose at 207-695-0242

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31 Jul Lake Vacations in Maine

Lake Vacations in Greenville Maine

Lake vacations are the perfect getaway. Looking for vacation ideas in Maine? How about a lakeside getaway in Maine North Woods? Visit Maine’s best lake vacation spot.

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                                                Experience a lake vacation on Moosehead Lake. Enjoy the best of all outside your door.

Greenville Maine at the southern tip of Moosehead Lake was chosen by about.com readers as the #1 vacation spot for fall foliage vacations.  The town of Greenville was chosen, for best spot for New England fall color lake vacations.   Explore our beautiful area. Plan to spend some time in Greenville during the foliage season.

Fall  Lake Vacations

Best fall lake vacations in Maine 


Lonely Planets “Top Ten US Travel Destinations” mentioned Moosehead Lake along with some points North in Maine. Choose Greenville Maine, as your home base for your vacation and make some memories. Experiences vary from families with teenagers that are able to leave hustle of city life behind and enjoy being surrounded by nature to couples looking to escape to a place where nature nurtures body, mind and spirit. Even young families with kids need a place to unwind and a lake vacation is ideal.

Moosehead Lake Vacations

There is just something special about getting out on the lake. Listening to the birds and call of the loons.  How about just floating effortlessly about in Moosehead Lake while taking a refreshing swim. Get inspired feel the freedom of kayaking the lake without any cares. Maine wildflowers, mushrooms, and native plants cover the forested shoreline during the spring, summer and fall.See a beautiful lake sunset and enjoy the fresh mountain air. A great place for a vacation in Maine for families and for romantic getaways.

Mt Kineo - Moosehead Lake

Mt Kineo – Rises above Moosehead Lake


Maine travel in the winter brings snow lovers to Greenville. Moosehead Lake freezes and snowmobiling and ice fishing activities keep winter visitors to the lake busy.  For thrill seekers, snowmobiling the Lake and scenic trails surrounding the lake and mountains of Maine is sure to please. Whatever your pleasure, winter, spring, summer or fall, Maine adventures are available all for seasons. Plan to visit  Greenville, ME and enjoy a perfect lake vacation getaway on Moosehead Lake.

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