2017-09-13 / Sports & Outdoors

Fall at Long Falls on the Dead River

An Explore Western ME adventure
Story & Photo By Dee Menear Irregular Staff Writer

T3 R4 BKP WKP — A stop at Long Falls on the Dead River shows that fall has arrived in northern portions of Franklin and Somerset counties. Long Falls is located below the dam that flooded Dead River and Flagstaff villages in 1950 while creating Flagstaff Lake.

Long Falls is easy to get to and a favorite fly fishing destination. From Route 16 in North New Portland, follow Long Falls Dam Road for 25 miles to the Big Eddy. Cross the bridge and look for the Portage Trail on the left. Follow this trail to several scenic views and prime fishing locations. For your safety, be mindful of high water warnings.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation will begin issuing foliage reports today, Wednesday, Sept. 13. The reports give the latest information on the foliage season, including when to expect peak. Reports will be issued each Wednesday throughout the season and can be accessed at mainefoliage.com.

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