The 2012 Fall Foliage Season in New York State Has Begun!
New York State's colorful foliage season is officially underway as the first significant signs of spectacular fall colors are beginning to appear in the Adirondacks and Catskills regions, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism's I LOVE NEW YORK program.
In the Adirondacks, observers based in Old Forge, in Herkimer County, expect 15 percent color change by the weekend with muted fall colors of burgundy and yellow, along with a few splashes of red and orange. To the north, in Franklin County, foliage spotters in the Mt. Arab/Tupper Lake area expect 10-15 percent color transition with the changing soft maples adding a slight tint of muted bronze and burgundy to the fading green of summer.
In the Catskills region, leaf peepers in Kingston and Saugerties, in Ulster County, expect 10-15 percent color change with average-to-bright shades of yellow and gold starting to appear against a mostly green backdrop.
Get Up-to-Date Fall Foliage Color Reports Online
The weekly foliage report, a detailed map charting fall color progress, vantage points for viewing spectacular foliage, suggested autumn getaways and weekly event listings are available by visiting the I LOVE NEW YORK web site at www.iloveny.com.
For additional New York fall foliage information including select sneak previews of the week's I LOVE NEW YORK Fall Foliage Report, follow the hash tag: #Fall4NY on Twitter. Simply type #Fall4NY into the search box on Twitter and you can access all of the tweets about New York State's fall colors, best places to see them, as well as fun fall events throughout the state.
For information on becoming a volunteer Leaf Peeper, e-mail your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.