New York Fall Foliage reports for Week of Nov. 3-9, 2016
Great fall colors making last stops in Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley regions
This is the eighth 2016 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.
Beautiful peak and near peak fall foliage continues toward its final destinations in New York State, and will be found this weekend on Long Island and in the Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley regions, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program.
In the Hudson Valley, peak foliage is arriving in Westchester County. Spotters there report nearly complete color transition and gorgeous fall hues of orange, yellow and red.
Peak foliage will arrive on Long Island this weekend. Nassau County spotters reporting from East Meadow are predicting up to 90 percent color change depending on the area, and yellow, orange, red and purple leaves of average brilliance. Spotters in Suffolk County also expect peak conditions with red, purple and orange leaves of average brilliance.
In the Finger Lakes region, peak and just past peak foliage is expected in Rochester this weekend. Look for 90-95 percent color change and mostly yellow leaves of average brilliance with some orange and green. Spotters reporting from the Brighton area of the city expect just past peak conditions. Leaves are 75 percent changed and predominating colors are yellow, yellow-green, dark red, orange. About 25 percent of the trees remain green, while about 30 percent have lost their leaves. Near peak foliage arrives in Yates County this weekend. Expect 75 percent color change and very brilliant leaves of orange, yellow and red, along with some patches of dull brown.
Livingston County foliage spotters reporting from Geneseo predict past peak conditions for the weekend with 75 percent color change and shades of orange, light red and yellow, plus many remaining green leaves of average brilliance. Steuben County is now past peak with nearly complete leaf transition. Spotters in Corning, Hornell, Bath, Hammondsport and Keuka Lake report average to bright leaves of bronze, orange, gold and yellow. Chemung County is now past peak with 85 percent color change and dull gold, green and some orange leaves. Ontario County will be past peak this weekend. Spotters in Canandaigua predict nearly complete leaf change with warm earth tones, oranges and yellows of average to muted brilliance. Cortland County is now past peak. Leaves are completely changed and trees are mostly bare, although some still have some orange and green leaves. Spotters reporting from Cayuga County expect past peak conditions with 90 percent leaf change and bright orange, yellow, brown and some green leaves.
In New York City, foliage is still around midpoint of change; however there are some pockets of near peak leaves. Look for orange, yellow and red leaves of average brilliance.
In the Chautauqua-Allegheny region, Chautauqua County spotters report that foliage is now past peak with 100 percent color change and bright red and orange leaves. Many leaves remain on the trees and this should be another good weekend for leaf peeping in the county. In the Thousand Islands-Seaway region, foliage is past peak in Oswego County. Spotters note that while various autumn shades now blanket much of the woodland floor throughout northeastern Oswego County, the southwestern landscape still boasts full trees with muted pumpkin and mustard tones and pale shades of red and violet.
Other areas of the state are now past peak.