If you want to take in some Capital Region fall foliage, this weekend is your last chance to do so.

Just as quickly as the fall foliage colors start to change to spectacular red, yellow and orange hues, they also begin to fade. I LOVE NY has released their latest fall foliage report, and this weekend will most likely be your last chance to see some really good color before all those leaves really start falling. The report says the Capital Region has reached 90% color change, with peak and past-peak colors present this weekend. The good news is when you look around, there are still some brilliant colors in the area.

We actually got the family out last Sunday to Thatcher Park to watch the sunrise and take in the foliage, and it was spectacular. I took the photo above while we were there, and as you can see there were some peak colors. We did not have too much rain or wind this week, so I imagine wherever you may roam the countryside should still look just as amazing. with maybe some different hues to take in.

But the leaves are fleeting. I can tell by the number of leaf bags we have filled at our home in Clifton Park over the last few days they are starting to fall as our leaf-peeping season begins to come to a fast and furious end. For us, this weekend and maybe for you in the next few days, the joy of leaf-peeping will turn in to the hell of leaf raking. Ah, the joys of the season!

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