While temperatures have certainly felt like summer over the last few days, fall is on our doorstep in the Adirondacks. Reports are coming in that the central Adirondacks are at moderate color, while the eastern portion of the park is just starting to change.
Karl Niklas, a plant biology professor at Cornell University, told AP we can expect a good year for fall foliage. This year’s rainfall and the temperature fluctuation over the last few weeks are both good contributors to vibrant fall foliage.
Make your leaf peeping plans now! Peak fall foliage is expected to sweep across the Adirondacks over the next few weeks. Explore our Fall Guide for tips & ideas on enjoying the season, including photo spots for capturing foliage, fall festivals, insider secrets and more.
We’re getting fantastic reader photos submitted to our Facebook page – here’s where the brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows are already filling the landscape:
Bald Mountain Pond, Near Fulton Chain of Lakes
Mirror Lake, Lake Placid
Lake Eaton, near Long Lake
Flood Wood Pond, Near St. Regis Canoe Area
Bonus! Cute Pup on Trail One in Old Forge
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The Associated Press via The Niagara Gazette, Fall foliage could be bright in NY, says Cornell professor