I LOVE NY started the “State’s Official Fall Foliage Color Reports” on September 12 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.

Our Fulton County Report for the Week of October 17-23:

Reporting station: Adirondack Country Store, Northville, Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, Benson & Peck’s Lake Enterprises, Inc., Gloversville

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%.

Brilliance: Dull

Predominating colors: Little color remains (many leaves down)

Rating: Past Peak

All of the Fulton County reporting stations have reported that the leaves are past peak and many of the trees have lost their leaves.  The colors are starting to become dull and signs of winter are ahead.

This past week we had temperatures in the 20s and higher elevations throughout the state reported snow dustings.  We are hoping for a better winter than last year.  Many people are looking forward to snowmobiling, skiing, and ice fishing in the coming months.

Watch for details about the 5th Annual Walleye Ice Fishing Challenge.  And you can start preparing for your winter adventures with the Fulton Montgomery Snowmobile Trail maps which are available.