Fall is here

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.

The best activities for fall fun

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

2023 Fall Foliage Reports

A fall foliage meter graphic, showing "near peak"

September 25, 2023

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 85%
  • Brilliance: mix of average and bright
  • Predominating colors: deep purples, reds, and golds provide the base, with splashes of bright reds, yellows, and oranges
  • Rating: near peak

September 18, 2023

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 35%
  • Brilliance: average
  • Predominating colors: deep purples with muted reds and oranges; some greens are shifting to yellows and golds
  • Rating: approaching mid-point

September 11, 2023

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 10%
  • Brilliance: dull
  • Predominating colors: mostly green with some deep purples, reds and oranges starting to emerge
  • Rating: just beginning


Frequently Asked Questions
What resources are there to help me prepare for a trip?

In addition to local guides services, you can also download the Whiteface Region Visitor's Guide!

Are there pull-offs on the scenic drives to get out and enjoy the foliage?

Yes! These scenic drives all have picture-perfect pull-offs to enjoy the view.

Can we bring our dog on the hiking trails?

Dogs are allowed on the trails in the Whiteface Region. Just be sure to keep them leashed up, and bring those wag bags to keep our trails clean!

Is leaf peeping popular in the region?

Yes it is! Be prepared and plan ahead, booking a stay sooner rather than later is a good move!

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