New York Fall Foliage Report: Where They’re Peaking for Peepers
Are you a leaf peeper? Wondering when fall is going to be hitting us here in Upstate New York? There's a map for that!
Every year, the redeeming quality for the weather getting colder, ice cream stands closing, and going back to school are the leaves. There's just something beautiful about watching the leaves change from their spring/summer green to autumn reds, yellows, and oranges.
If you're the type of person that likes to watch the leaves as they change, then you need to keep an eye on this map created by I Love NY. Each year, the website releases their "New York Fall Foliage Report" and keeps us updated on where the leaves are in their changing process.
Currently, as you can probably notice by looking around you, the Capital Region is at "Just Changing." As they reported, "In the Albany County city of Cohoes, foliage is nearing 25% color change with yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance. Saratoga County observers in Saratoga Springs project 15% color change with assorted green, yellow, gold, amber, red, and orange hues visible throughout the area. In Schenectady County, look for 10-15% color change with bright yellow leaves, along with some red appearing on shrubs and some trees."
If you need to see colored leaves ASAP, then you're going to want to head to either the Adirondacks or the Catskills where they're already at "Mid-point." The report says that some trees are even at 70% color change! It's not even October yet!