View across Pine Lake from Southern Adirondack Pines Campground & Cabins on September 15

View across Pine Lake from Southern Adirondack Pines Campground & Cabins on September 15

I LOVE NY started the “New York Fall Foliage Report” on September 10 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: Southern Adirondack Pines Campground & Cabins, Pine Lake (Adirondack Park) and Gloversville

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 30% in higher elevations and 15% lower elevations

Brilliance: Dull-Average

Predominating colors: Greenish-Yellow, Rusty Red with touches of Orange and Brighter Red

Rating: Beginning to Midpoint in some locations

While this morning is gloomy, the autumn colors are starting to appear at a faster pace than the previous week. The recent crisp mornings are a reminder of the many fall events happening and the Adirondacks are a great place to see the foliage change.

Many trees are changing from green to yellow. Some have a brownish red peeking through and hints of orange and brighter red are starting to appear. At this point, very few have deep vibrant colors. Within the next two weeks, we should see a brilliance of color and reach peak leaf peeping.

The mountain views showcase a progressive timeline in the change of colors. The higher elevations tend to change slightly earlier. If enjoying scenic rides through Fulton County, expect to visit the higher elevations a few days earlier than lower elevations.

Call for a free copy of our Harvest Tour map to accompany your Fall Foliage ride! The Harvest Tour map will assist in finding apples, cider, pumpkins, mums, baked goods, and so many more seasonal products.

We also have the Route 29A Chain of Lakes map and the Great Sacandaga Lake map; both maps include attractions, shopping, dining, and much more to help plan your Fall Getaway!