Foliage Report

When summer transitions to winter in the Whiteface Region it’s a sight to be seen. Take a deep breath of the crisp air and enjoy the vibrant views. The fall season starts early in the mountains and typically peaks during the last two weeks of September. 

Here are some popular ways to leaf peep in the Whiteface Region:

  • Attend a fall festive event and partake in our many outdoor activities.
  • Fishing the Ausable River, immersed in stunning mountains, is a hot spot in fall.
  • Paddlinghiking, or road cycling and mountain biking,  offer plenty of ways to get close to the colors of the Adirondacks.
  • Enjoy the vibrant days and foliage views as you drive through our twisting byways and snap memories at our outstanding rest areas. Try touring one of these scenic routes to experience fall's breathtaking beauty in the Whiteface Region! 

 

To help plan your fall trip, check out the foliage reports from 2018.

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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