I LOVE NY will start the “State’s Official Fall Foliage Color Reports” on September 12 and 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 September 12-18:

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

All of the reporting stations are located in the Adirondack State Park.

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 5-10%

Brilliance: Dull to Average

Predominating colors: Still green (losing the dark green color), touch of purple, yellow, red

Rating: Just Beginning

In years past, travelers who signed the guest book at the Fulton County Visitor Center rated the best scenic rides through Fulton County.  Today, we feel, these still hold true.

  • 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 north 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.

We also recommend taking the hike up Kane Mountain (prior to hunting season) for a spectacular view.  Please be aware of your surroundings and be cautious.

In the villages and cities many properties have the best trees that turn color each year.  A great example would be the Fulton County Courthouse on N. William Street in Johnstown.  It’s one of the most photographed buildings in Fulton County especially during peak season when the leaves have turned 100%.

Please enjoy the “Leaf Peeping” season and the many autumn activities Fulton County has to offer.