I LOVE NY started the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 11 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November. Fulton County has its own “foliage spotters” to participate in this annual report.
Reporting station: Caroga Lake and Gloversville
Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 40% in higher elevations, 20% in lower elevations
Brilliance: Average to Bright
Predominating colors: Green with a lot of yellow and some orange and red
Rating: Beginning moving to midpoint in the higher elevations
Green is still predominant in the lower elevations with more yellow, orange, and red appearing each week. In higher elevations, like Caroga Lake, midpoint of the change is fast approaching.
Fun family fall events continue throughout the upcoming week. Saturday is Bacon Jam in Gloversville. This bacon and music festival in the heart of downtown will feature food vendors with bacon-centric creations, a beer garden and live music.
The annual Fulton County’s Day at the Farm agricultural festival is on Sunday. Come out and support our agricultural community at Rogers Family Orchard, west of Johnstown. Everyone receives a complimentary ice cream cone and a chance to climb the hay mountain. Horse and tractor drawn wagon rides are always a favorite. Festival food will be available from vendors. Parking and entrance to the grounds are free.
The Johnstown Historical Society is hosting events on October 1 and 2. Tuesday features An Evening in the Colonial Cemetery, a guided ghost walk through the Colonial Cemetery on Green Street, Johnstown. Wednesday is An Evening of 18th Century Merriment at the Burk Inn with hot chocolate by VanWyckes’ Chocolate Haus and music by Liasons Plaisantes.
Come and enjoy the colors of autumn and the many events Fulton County has to offer.
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