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Fall Foliage: Leaf-Peeping in Maine Brings Tourists and Beauty to the State


With the arrival of autumn, we turn our attention to another one of the state’s great tourist attractions: fall foliage. We’ll learn about the economic impact leaf-peepers have on Maine and about some of the best places to visit to see spectacular fall colors. We’ll also discuss the makeup of Maine's forests, the physiology of trees, and how Maine’s foliage is affect by climate change.


  • Steve Lyons, Director, Maine Office of Tourism
  • William Livingston, Associate Director for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Forest Resources, University of Maine - Orono
  • Stephanie Spera, Assistant Professor of Climate Change & Remote Sensing, University of Richmond Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Christie Anastasia, public affairs specialist, Acadia National Park


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