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 3-9:

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: Bright

Predominating colors: Gold, Red, Orange

Rating: Peak

It seems our prediction is correct with peak season this week.  I drove up Route 29A through the Peck’s Lake, Caroga Lake, Canada Lake, Pine Lake areas, and beyond. It was a GORGEOUS drive on a sunny day.  The colors were very brilliant looking like a rainbow of leaves.  Our Peck’s Lake spotter and I agree this may be the last weekend to see their brilliance.

I also had lunch with my family at Lanzi’s on the Lake on Route 30, Mayfield, on a dreary rainy day.  But even with the mist you could see the colors of autumn surrounding the Great Sacandaga Lake.  Don’t let the weather discourage you; take a fall foliage ride before your opportunity is gone for another year.

Still available are the Route 29A Chain of Lakes map which includes Peck’s Lake and the Great Sacandaga Lake map including Northville/Benson area.  Both maps include attractions, shopping, dining, and much more to help plan your Fall Getaway!


*Please note that these locations are in the Adirondack Park and the northern part of Fulton County.  The southern part of the county is still changing and has not reached peak, yet.