The latest fall foliage report for the week of October 8-14 from ILOVENY.com is showing peak or near peak conditions are now arriving in and around the Capital Region as the Columbus Day holiday weekend approaches. Peak colors are expected to arrive in the Finger Lakes, Capital-Saratoga Region, Hudson Valley, Central New York and Thousand Islands-Seaway region this weekend.
According to information obtained from spotters for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NEW YORK program, peak to past peak conditions are now occurring across much of the Adirondacks and Catskills, leaving leaf peepers to now look to lower elevations to find brilliant colors.
According to the latest report …
- In the Capital-Saratoga region, spotters in Fulton County at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Benson predict peak foliage for the weekend, with nearly complete leaf change and bronze, yellow, orange and brown leaves of average brilliance.
- Foliage is approaching peak in Albany County. Spotters in Voorheesville at Thacher State Park expect up to 90 percent color change for the weekend with bright yellow and orange leaves, along with touches of red. In Saratoga County, 70 percent color change and near peak foliage is predicted with vibrant bursts of bright reds, burgundy, deep oranges and bright yellows along with amber and green.
- In Central New York, Oneida County is expecting peak foliage this weekend according to Utica-based spotters. Leaves are amber, gold, bronze and purple of average brilliance, along with some vibrant shades of orange. Foliage is described as some of the most vibrant in recent years.
- Peak foliage arrives in the Finger Lakes region this weekend. Spotters in Watkins Glen in Schuyler County expect peak leaves with 80-85 percent color change and bright orange and red leaves.
- In the Chautauqua-Allegheny region, peak foliage is predicted for Chautauqua County. Spotters in Chautauqua are calling for 80-90 percent color change with muted to average shades of orange and rust, along with some dark shades of red.
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