The Forks, Maine Fall Foliage Report

Fall is an amazing time of year in Maine – and whether you’re aiming to take a leaf peeping day trip for craft beer and lunch, or looking for an overnight adventure (yep, we’ve got cabins), we’re here to let you know exactly what the foliage is doing here in The Forks! So, every week starting in mid September until mid-October, our team will be flying high to get you a bird’s eye view of the changing colors in The Forks area for your Forks Area, Maine Fall Foliage Report. Generally, we see peak foliage sometime between the last week of September and first week of October. This is perfect timing for our Last Blast on the Dead River, or a fun fall ATV trip! If you’re looking for more to do, check out our TOP 5 things to do in The Forks in the fall!

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The Forks, Maine Fall Foliage Report 2022

Weekly Photo: October 17th, 2022

October 2022 Foliage at Northern Outdoors Maine

Photo date: October 17th, 2022
Photo Location: Above Northern Outdoors, looking north over Martin Pond, Route 201, and the Kennebec River


Weekly Report, Week of October 17th, 2022:

Zone 5 peaked over the past two weekends, and with the rain and wind last weekend- we’re comin’ down the other side. Although past peak, The Forks area is still seeing beautiful, vibrant colors along the ATV trails and the drive up Route 201 along Wyman. Plus, with all the rain the local waterfalls are crankin’! If you can get away this week or weekend, we recommend a hike into Moxie Falls and Grand Falls, or taking a ride along the local ATV trails to Greenville. The trails are poised to close right around the end of October as the Maine woods shift to the official start of whitetail deer hunting season. If you’re in the area now, though, still wear orange- bird hunters and moose hunters are out and about!

If you’re looking for one last fall getaway, give us a call or book online– we have availability through the weekend in 2 and 4 bedroom cabins, a cozy cabin for two, and logdominiums!

Foliage Report Maine.Gov

Photo Source: Maine.Gov, Maine Foliage Report

Where should you go to see the fall colors? ATV trails are still open (rentals are done) – take a spin to Greenville for lunch along Moosehead Lake at Kelley’s Landing or Dockside! Or, take a hike into Grand Falls! Although a bit of a drive, it’s a perfect time to spot wildlife and take in the beautiful fall colors. At the end of your adventures, don’t forget to stop by Kennebec River Pub & Brewery for a bite to eat and the best beer around!

Want to see more? The Maine Foliage Report, published weekly, gives you the full run down of the color change across the entire state.

Peak Foliage along the Dead River

Last Blast on the Dead River, October 1st, 2022


Need some ideas on how to see the colors? We’ve got a few in mind!
  • Relax in a cabin in the woods, steps away from a craft brewery and restaurant..oh, and an outdoor hot tub!
  • Whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River!
  • ROAD TRIP! Check out the Maine Beer Trail and go for a brew tour, or just stop by our resort for lunch on your way through.
  • Fly fishing through the Kennebec River gorge is the MOST unique fishing trip offered in our area!
  • Take a hike! Into Moxie Falls, up Mosquito Mountain, or along the river on the FAST trail!
  • Trailer up your ATV and cruise to Moosehead Lake!


Dead River view down river fall foliage

Photo date: October 7, 2018
Photo Location: Dead River
Cred: Brandi Barnett



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