I LOVE NY started their Fall Foliage Reports on September 11 and will continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first or second week in November. Fulton County will also continue participation in this annual report.
Fulton County Report for the Week of October 2-8:
Reporting station: Fulton County Tourism Department, Gloversville
Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 75-90%
Brilliance: Average to Bright
Predominating colors: Red, orange, yellow, still some green
Rating: Near Peak to Peak
We had some rain and the leaves continue to fall; this weekend may be your last chance for optimal leaf peeping. If the weather is clear within the next few days, take advantage of it and get out to see the foliage! The colors are beautiful and near peak or at peak in some areas. The forecast is not promising for early next week and the leaves may not make it until Columbus Day weekend.
Here is a reminder of the most popular fall foliage routes in Fulton County as voted on by visitors at our Visitor Center in Vail Mills:
- The most popular drive is Rt. 29A West/Rt. 10 North through the Caroga Lake, Pine Lake area, and 29A west through the Town of Stratford.
- The second most popular scenic drive is Rt. 30 North through Northville around the Great Sacandaga Lake and then south down Lakeview Road through the Town of Broadalbin.
- The third favorite starts on Rt. 334 and runs South through the community of Sammonsville.
FREE Harvest Tour, Route 29A Chain of Lakes, and Great Sacandaga Lake informational maps are available.