Fall foliage is reaching its final destination this weekend in New York state and the Finger Lakes region is the hot spot.
Fall foliage is reaching its final destination this weekend in New York state and the Finger Lakes region is the hot spot. Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK reports that color progression was slower than usual this season and this weekend, a little later than most years, those in the Rochester/Finger Lakes can enjoy a burst of color.
I LOVE NEW YORK has leaf peepers across the state reporting in every week on developments in their area.
This from a few locations: Spotters reporting from Syracuse University campus expect just about 60 percent color change for the weekend, with a considerable amount of green leaves remaining. The brilliance of the leaves is average and the predominating colors include touches of yellows and oranges.
Peak foliage will arrive in Schuyler County this weekend, as spotters in Watkins Glen expect 95-100 percent color change and yellow, orange and red leaves of mixed brilliance.
In Wayne County, spotters reporting from Lyons expect near peak conditions and 75 percent color change. Look for shades of yellow, along with touches of red and orange, and some remaining green leaves.
Spotters reporting from Rochester in Monroe County predict 70-80 percent color change this weekend with near peak conditions. There was considerable leaf droppage due to heavy wind and rain over the weekend. Yellow is the predominate color, along with some orange, red and brown leaves of average brilliance.
Spotters reporting from the Brighton area of the city predict 70-75 percent color transition and peak to just past peak foliage for the weekend. The brilliance of the leaves is average and the predominating colors are yellow, yellow-green, dark red, and orange. About 25-30 percent of the foliage is still green or has dropped.
Near peak foliage is expected this weekend in Seneca County, with 75 percent color change and a bright mixture of yellows, oranges and reds, with small hints of purple in some spots.
Cayuga County spotters reporting from Auburn predict near peak foliage with 50 percent change, and leaves of yellow and green with touches of gold and orange of average brilliance.
In Yates County, foliage will be at the midpoint stage with about 60 percent change this weekend. Lots of green leaves remain along with orange, red and yellow leaves of exceptional brilliance, and some patches of muted brown.