Foliage Report

2017 Foliage Report

CURRENT FOLIAGE REPORT:

OCTOBER 24

Region represented: Adirondacks

Reporting station: Whiteface Region

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Bright in lower elevations, dull in some places, wind this week will leave some trees bare.  

Predominating colors: Burnt orange, dark reds, dark golds

Rating: Past peak


PAST REPORTS:

 

October 18
 

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Bright

Predominating colors: Red, yellow, green, and orange. The rain we had last week for a day really made the colors suddenly pop. 

Rating: Just passing peak

 

October 11

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Bright

Predominating colors: Red, yellow, green, and orange. The rain we had last week for a day really made the colors suddenly pop. 

Rating: Peak

 

October 4

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 75%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Still some green, lots of yellow and darker reds

Rating: Near peak; a little rain helped the colors a lot last week. The warm weather made us lose some of the reds in the town, but near the Ausable River, the colors are very bright.

 

September 24

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 45-50%

Brilliance: Moderate

Predominating colors: Reds, oranges, and yellows are close behind.  

Rating: Midpoint

 

September 19

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 35%

Brilliance: The colors are just beginning to pop. Warm weather this week and last.  There is still a lot of green, but the trees that are changing are breathtaking.   

Predominating colors: Still mostly green, golds, with reds mixed in. The red colors are starting to really stand out.

Rating: Just beginning


 Past Reports:

September 12

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 15%

Brilliance: Average  

Predominating colors: Predominately still green with a touch of red.

Rating: Just beginning


 

The vibrant colors, the cooler weather, the warmer clothing — when summer transitions to winter in the Whiteface Region it’s a sight to be seen. 

Picture the leaves all dressed up - just waiting for you to capture their beauty. Take a deep breath of the crisp air as you attend our festive events and partake in our many outdoor activities. From fishing, paddling and hiking, to road cycling and mountain biking, there are plenty of ways to get close to the colors of the Adirondacks.

Enjoy the vibrant days and autumn views as you drive through our twisting byways and snap memories at our outstanding rest areas - who says you have to work up a sweat to reap the reward!? Try touring one of these scenic routes and we think you'll be a winner!

 

Are we there yet?

The fall season starts early in themountains and typically peaks during the last two weeks of September. The beauty of the season is breathtaking, so make sure to plan your visit accordingly, fall in the Adirondacks turns to winter surprisingly quick. Check here for our weekly reports!

 

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