Certain areas of the Adirondacks are at the vibrant peak point with lots of wonderful colors. Check out the expected color conditions for the coming weekend in Central New York.

Vibrant peak and near-peak foliage is expected this weekend in some areas of the Adirondacks region, while near-peak colors will emerge in the Thousand Islands-Seaway region and parts of the Catskills according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.


In the Adirondacks region, Franklin County spotters in Tupper Lake are predicting peak foliage this weekend with 85 percent color change and buttercup, burnt sienna, ginger, carrot, copper, bittersweet, scarlet, rhubarb, and burgundy leaves of above-average brilliance. Saranac Lake spotters are calling for near-peak foliage this weekend with 60-70 percent color change and a bright, gorgeous mix of red, orange, and yellow hues.

In Herkimer County this weekend, look for 65 percent color change and near-peak conditions in Old Forge, with average shades of red, orange, and yellow emerging. In Hamilton County,

In Central New York, in Mohawk, Herkimer County, spotters predict foliage will be at the midpoint of change this weekend. Look for 50 percent color transition and average-to-bright shades of red and gold.

In Oneida County, Utica foliage spotters predict 50 percent color change and foliage at the midpoint for the weekend, with yellow, orange, and red leaves of average brilliance, along with muted scarlet hues.

In Chenango County, leaves should be around the midpoint of change according to spotters in Norwich. Look for 30-40 percent color transition and muted yellow leaves accompanied by some splashes of orange. Wind and rain have accelerated leaf droppage.

[2018 Fall Foliage Report for New York State are from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend, and part of I Love NY]

The Weekend Forecast From The National Weather Service:

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

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