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Most of the state expected to see peak foliage this week

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DEEP's foliage report for Oct. 24 - Oct. 30. (depdata.ct.gov photo) DEEP's foliage report for Oct. 24 - Oct. 30. (depdata.ct.gov photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Environmental officials released a new fall foliage report map that shows this year’s progression of color across New England.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said peak foliage was expected to arrive in the northern parts of the state roughly two weeks ago and then reach the Connecticut Valley and shoreline around early November. 

According to DEEP, Connecticut is likely to have a vibrant foliage season this year. Check out some photos from around the state here.

"Connecticut's woodlands are poised to present a brilliant display of colors this fall given spring and summer rainfall amounts and moderate temperatures,” said Christopher Martin, news director of forestry.

Compared to northern New England states, Connecticut’s foliage season tends to run longer, giving travelers a better chance to see the state’s autumn beauty.

The foliage began between Oct. 9  and Oct. 16 in the northwest and northeast corners of the state. It was followed by the east and west regions between Oct. 17 and this Sunday.

The state offers a variety of unique destinations from which to view the beautiful foliage from the top of Gillette Castle in East Haddam, classic Connecticut corn mazes and Mystic Seaport’s harbor.

DEEP recommended foliage driving tours along Routes 1, 7, 9, 15, and 169.

More information can be found on DEEP's website here.

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