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: September 28th, 2022

The Forks Foliage 2022 Week 3

Photo date: September 28th, 2022
Photo Location: Above Northern Outdoors, looking north over Martin Pond, Route 201, and the Kennebec River


Weekly Report, Week of September 26th, 2022:

Fall colors have officially begun! Maine’s state-wide Fall Foliage Report puts our area, zone 5, in moderate color change – stating 30-50% of the leaves have changed color. With short, sunny days and cool nights, the predictions continue to point to peak foliage hitting us in the next couple of weeks. We expect near high foliage conditions for this weekend’s Dead and Kennebec River trips, with beautiful peak foliage continuing on right through the following long weekend (and our final Kennebec River trip), so make sure to hit the river or trails before it’s over!

Maine Fall Foliage Report 2022

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.

The Forks, Maine Fall Foliage Route 201 South

Birds Eye – Looking south along Route 201 above Northern Outdoors, September 28th, 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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