Don't wait much longer to see what foliage looks like in peak season.
Sue Cameron from the Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau grabbed this photo on Thursday. It was taken on Route 73 in the Cascade Lakes, just a few miles from Lake Placid.
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Your blogger's neighborhood is showing its true colors
Looking back at the first fairway at the Whiteface Club and Resort on Friday afternoon. How about some fall golf?
NY State Foliage Report
Leaf peeping and Columbus Day weekend go hand in hand, and this year's
holiday weekend will offer some of the best foliage viewing opportunities in New
York State in years, according to observers for Empire State Development's I
LOVE NEW YORK program.
Peak colors are spreading from the Adirondacks to the
Catskills, the Chautauqua-Allegheny and Central New York regions, with near-peak
and midpoint color in many other areas.
Bright, beautiful peak colors continue to spread across the Adirondacks.
Essex County, in the High Peaks region around Lake
Placid as well as the Keene and Keene
Valley areas, foliage will be peak this weekend with some of the most
magnificent fall colors in recent memory. Look for amazing shades of red, along
with additional hues of gold, burgundy and yellow.
In the area surrounding
Whiteface Mountain, color spotters expect 75 percent color
transition and peak foliage by the weekend. The reds are spectacular this year,
with oranges, burgundies and all shades in between dotting the hillsides.
Schroon Lake area is near peak. Leaf droppage is minimal and
the color has gone from muted to bright. Look for shades of red and orange.
Bloomingdale area reports reds, golds, ambers and purples among
their peak shades, all contrasting nicely with the evergreens.
Foliage spotters in Franklin County reporting from
Saranac Lake expect 90 to nearly 100 percent color transition
by the weekend. "Magnificent," "Startling and "Incredible" are just some of the
ways area spotters are describing the leaves this week.
Clear and Paul Smiths areas are sporting every color
in the spectrum, but particularly noteworthy are the oranges and yellows of the
sugar maples and the bright reds of the red maples and high bush cranberries.
Kiwassa Lake spotters note leaves of pink, gold, red, dark red,
maroon, orange and yellow. Look for 95 percent color change and a brilliant
display of yellow, copper, pumpkin, burgundy and shades of adobe red in the
Mt. Arab/Tupper Lake area, where leaf peeping continues to be
In Herkimer County, Old Forge leaf peepers report nearly
100 percent leaf transition and some of the brightest and boldest color in years
contrasting nicely with the evergreens. The stage of change is just a little
past peak, but there's still some great foliage viewing there this weekend.
the Adirondacks area of St. Lawrence County, expect peak
conditions from Pitcairn to Piercefield, with
an average mix of orange, yellow and red leaves.