Caroga Lake

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

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend:  95%

Brilliance: Very Bright

Predominating colors: A lot less green, lots of yellow, brown, orange, and some red

Rating: Peak

A lot of color appeared over the past week; Fulton County has reached peak color in its leaves.  The weather has taken down a lot of leaves that changed early.  But there is still a lot of color to see and some green left that is slowly changing.  More bright yellows and oranges have appeared with pops of vibrant reds.

Fulton Montgomery Community College Campus

This October, Wrong Turn Entertainment is at Rogers Family Orchard with the “Bloodline Carnival” haunted house.  The Bloodline Carnival haunted house is full of terror, mystery and mayhem.  Featuring a most gruesome freak show, and what carnival would be complete without blood thirsty clowns?  The scares and screams are around every corner.  Bring the whole family for a night to remember. There will also be a carnival game room set up at the end of the haunted house, be sure to check out all of the fun.  Don’t miss the hot apple cider and cider donuts made right at the orchard.  Admission is $15 Adults, $5 kids 10 & under with $2 off adult admission if you bring a non-perishable item to be donated to a local food pantry.  The haunted house is wheelchair accessible. Sunday, October 27 is a sensory friendly day. The haunted house is open October 18, 19, 25, and 26 from 6 to 10pm.

Sunday is the 8th Annual Moosefest at the Johnstown Moose.  There will be raffles including baskets, gift certificates and 50/50. Music provided by In Tune DJ.  Ticket includes food, draft beer, boxed wine, and soda.  Proceeds benefit the Moose Club.

On Monday evening, October 21, the Mayfield Historical Society will host David Brooks, Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, as he presents “15 Miles on the Sacandaga Canal?” at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Brooks will discuss the construction and success of the Erie Canal and the subsequent “canal craze” that sparked the idea of a Great Sacandaga Canal.  Discover the area’s efforts to expand their commercial reach as they sought to draw raw goods and resources from the Sacandaga Valley and throughout the Adirondack Mountains down to the Mohawk Valley.  The program is free of charge and open to all.  Refreshments will be served.

Come and enjoy the colors of autumn and the many events Fulton County has to offer.

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