Here's the fifth 2020 I Love NY Fall Foliage Report for Central New York. Before the storms, volunteer spotters had predicted brilliant and colorful fall foliage this weekend with peak and near-peak conditions expected throughout Utica/Rome.

Volunteer spotters submit their reports to I Love NY on Tuesday of each week. We had some gusty winds and strong thunderstorms roll through the area on Wednesday, 10/7/2020, that was not included in this week's report.

  • Montgomery County is predicted to experience 75% color change and peak conditions by the weekend with bright orange and yellow leaves, highlighted by bright reds.
  • Transition is rapidly increasing in Broome County with Binghamton predicting peak foliage at a 70% change, featuring vivid red, bright orange, and brilliant yellow leaves.
  • In Chenango County, Norwich spotters predict 85% change with brilliant shades of red, yellow, and orange.
  • Reports from Cooperstown and Oneonta in Otsego County predict 75% leaf change and near-peak shades of red, yellow, and orange amidst green patches.
  • The Schoharie County village of Middleburgh should expect up to 90% change and near-peak foliage with very bright orange and yellow leaves, with plenty of red and some fading green leaves.
  • Madison County spotters from Cazenovia predict 50% change with bright red,  yellow, and some orange touches on the leaves.
  • Conditions in Oneida County around Utica, with 50% change and varying yellow-green shades, orange, and red.

Foliage spotters in the Adirondacks say color change as almost 100%.

      • Lake Placid at 100% color change and muted shades of red, yellow, and burnt orange.
      • Newcomb predicts complete transition and past-peak foliage with bright reds, oranges, and yellows.
      • Whiteface Mountain foliage will be just past-peak with shades of red, orange, and green, along with remaining touches of purple and yellow.
      • Tupper Lake and Mt. Arab spotters predict 90% color change with just-past-peak leaves.
      • Saranac Lake expects past-peak conditions with 90-95% color change and shades of gold, orange and yellow.
      • Malone is expected to be peak to just-past-peak with nearly complete color change and average-to-bright shades of orange and yellow, along with some shining reds.
      • South of Lake George, look for 60% change with mostly yellows and orange, along with some reds. S
      • Old Forge in Herkimer County expects 100% color change and past-peak foliage with some bright orange and yellow leaves. considers all sorts of data for their map, including historical and forecast precipitation and temperatures, along with historical peak leaf data.
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