AUGUSTA — Fall foliage in northernmost Maine was recently described as approximately a third of the way to peak color, according to the second 2012 Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry .

Maine Forest Service and state park rangers report overall leaf color on the low end of moderate, or 30-50 percent toward peak, with low leaf drop in all of Aroostook County, and northernmost Piscataquis and Somerset counties.

Rangers at Baxter State Park north of Millinocket, and Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle observe foliage color at 35-40 percent toward peak.

Rangers in the northwestern tracking zone covering Greenville, Moosehead Lake, Jackman, The Forks and Stratton observe low leaf color, or 10-30 percent toward peak, and low leaf drop.

Leaf color and leaf drop remains low, or less than 10 percent, in the remainder of the state, according to rangers.

Maine’s fall foliage conditions will be updated through Wednesday, Oct. 17 at report/index.shtml.

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