Foliage Report

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 the mountains 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 every fall!

2018 Foliage Reports

October 15

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

Brilliance: Bright, brilliant colors around every turn. 

Predominating colors: A lot of golds and yellows with bright reds and oranges. 

Rating: Past peak.

October 9

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

Brilliance: Bright, brilliant colors around every turn. 

Predominating colors: Golds, yellows, reds, and deep reds. 

Rating: Peak.

October 1

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 65%

Brilliance: Bright. 

Predominating colors: Bright yellows, golds, oranges, and reds. The recent rain brought the colors out quickly, and the sun made them suddenly bright.

Rating: Near peak.

September 24

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 10-15%

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: Still green with some reds, yellows and golds coming through.

Rating: Just beginning.

September 17

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 10-15%

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: A lot of green, but the reds and golds are turning quickly along the river and in the mountains.

Rating: Just beginning.

September 10

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 3-5%

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: Predominantly green with touches of reds. 

Rating: Just beginning.

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