September 13, 2013

Trees begin to turn around the region

ALBANY — Trees in the Adirondacks have begun their autumn show, with as much as 15 percent foliage-color change by the weekend.

In the Mount Arab/Tupper Lake region, watch for “muted brilliance” with foliage sporting mustard, copper and some isolated crimson colors, according the state’s Fall Color Report.

In northwest Warren County, expect about 15 percent color change in elevations above 2,000 feet, including the Upper Hudson River Gorge, Blue Mountain, North Creek and Newcomb. 

In Indian Lake, in Hamilton County, the transition is also projected at 15 percent, with maples and birches showing red and yellow leaves of “less than average brilliance.”

In the Catskills, the report said, leaf peepers in Saugerties in Ulster County expect pockets of as much as 20 percent color change by the weekend, “with bright shades of yellow and gold starting to appear against a mostly green backdrop.”

The rest of the state is expected to see 10 percent or less color change, according to reports from field observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I Love New York program.

Foliage reports are issued every Wednesday through the season and can be found by calling (800) 225-5697 or visiting

For more fall foliage information, follow the hash tag: #LoveNYFall on Twitter. 

To learn how to become a volunteer leaf peeper, email your name, address and phone number to

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