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New York Fall Foliage Report – Midpoint Change in the Adirondacks

October 2, 2018 Visit New York, Visit USA No Comments Email Email

Gorgeous fall colors at midpoint of change have arrived in some areas of the Adirondacks region, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program. Projected colors throughout the rest of the state are expected to remain at the early stages of change through the weekend.

In the Adirondacks, foliage will be at midpoint of change this weekend in Saranac Lake in Franklin County, with more than 50 percent color transition expected. Look for red, orange and yellow leaves of average brilliance. Spotters in Tupper Lake expect 45-50 percent color change this weekend, with muted colors. A rosy, golden glow marks the landscape with the leaves slowly transitioning to goldenrod, saffron, russet, pumpkin, scarlet and cranberry.

In the Thousand Islands – Seaway region, spotters reporting from St. Lawrence County expect 40 percent color change this weekend with touches of red, yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance. More small spots of bright reds, oranges and yellows are popping up along the I-81 corridor through the center of the county.

In Central New York, spotters checking in from Mohawk in the southern portion of Herkimer County predict color changes approaching midpoint of change this weekend with 30 percent transition and average to bright leaves of shades of red and gold.

Expected fall color remains low throughout the Catskills regionIn Ulster County, look for up to 25 percent color change at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount. Leaves are slowly changing and fall colors include mostly muted yellows with some pops of red and orange.

In the Capital-Saratoga region, Fulton County spotters reporting from Gloversville expect 15-20 percent color transition this weekend, with mostly green leaves and touches of yellow and orange, along with some dark shades of red. Green dominates most of the trees and shrubs, but red and yellow-colored leaves are beginning to stand out. Look for the greatest color changes in the eastern and northern parts of the county.

In the Finger Lakes, look for 25-30 percent color change in Seneca County. Spotters note that touches of yellow and red leaves of average brilliance are emerging. Chemung County spotters reporting from Elmira and Horseheads expect 25 percent color change by the weekend as a nice combination of yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance emerges from the green.

In the Chautauqua-Allegheny region, spotters reporting from Allegany State Park in Cattaraugus County expect 20 percent or less color change this weekend with some subdued orange, red and yellow leaves emerging. Individual trees with coloring have become more apparent since last week.

Greater Niagara region spotters reporting from Wyoming County expect 20 percent color change with touches of red, yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance.

In the Hudson Valley, Columbia County spotters reporting from Hudson expect 15 percent color change with hints of yellow, gold and orange peeking through.

If you would like to learn more about the New York State Leaf Peeper Program, Fall Foliage Map or perhaps to even become a Leaf Peeper for the day, please feel free to contact me directly. We will continue to send you the weekly foliage map unless you would not like to receive them. Enjoy this week’s map below:

Week of September 27– October 2, 2018


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