Is The Fall Foliage Finished in CNY?
There's no doubt it, the foliage is slowing down throughout CNY but it's not over till it's over. It's at its peak this weekend in the Adirondacks with 80 percent color change and bright gold leaves.
Fall foliage observers for the I LOVE NY program says we'll see peak colors in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Chautauqua-Allegheny, Capital-Saratoga, Thousand Islands-Seaway, and Central New York this weekend.
- Leaves will be past-peak in Saranac Lake. Look for 95 percent color change and increasingly muted shades of red, purple, orange and yellow, along with leaf droppage.
- Foliage is now past peak in Tupper Lake and, with the rain and strong winds, the leaves are rapidly falling, leaving barren branches. Remaining colors include muted bronze, copper, mahogany, russet, and various yellow hues.
- Foliage is past peak in Old Forge with subdued shades of yellow and orange remain, but there has been considerable leaf droppage.
Central New York
- In Chenango County, Norwich spotters predict areas of peak and past-peak foliage this weekend with 85-90 percent color change. Many trees have lost their leaves and brilliance is fading on the others. The colors include yellow-brown and some spots of red and orange.
- Herkimer County will be at peak foliage. Look for complete leaf change with brilliant shades of red and gold.
- Spotters reporting from Chittenango Falls State Park in Madison County predict nearly complete color change and peak leaves this weekend with dominant shades of yellow, along with hues of orange and red.
- Cooperstown foliage spotters predict midpoint of change to near peak conditions this weekend with muted orange, yellow and green leaves.
- Foliage change will be just about complete in Oneida County this weekend, according to spotters in Utica. Look for past peak conditions with pale yellow and pale green leaves, along with leaf droppage.
Fall foliage is almost over so get out and enjoy!