Cooler Weather Has Some Capital Region Foliage Already Worth Peeping
Fall is the undisputed "champion of seasons" here in the Capital Region. Summer is a close second, but fall is number one and it's not even close.
We may only be a few days removed from Labor Day weekend, but this area has had some cooler temperatures especially up in the Adirondacks, giving some color to the trees right now that may be worth checking out.
I'm a summer guy, but at the same time, I recognize the beauty of fall foliage and that it's a legit thing here in the Capital Region. I just have never driven around the area for the sole purpose of looking at leaves, but that's just me.
But in the best interest of you, the reader, who loves fall - this is for you.
According to iloveny.com, while we've yet to really scratch the surface, the first "significant" color changes have been reported in the Adirondacks and the Catskills.
Here's what they listed on their first "Fall Foliage Report"
Adirondacks: Tupper Lake spotters expect up to 10% color change this weekend. The summer greens are starting the cycle to autumn brilliance with subtle traces of goldenrod and copper, and the soft maples are providing a patchy, rhubarb splatter.
Franklin County: The color transition will be less, with Malone and Saranac Lake each predicting a 5% change.
Essex County: Spotters in Wilmington, Jay, and Au Sable Forks predict up to 10% color change this weekend as muted shades of red and yellow begin to appear. Foliage change around Whiteface Mountain Ski Area will only be about 5%.
Lake Placid: Spotters are predicting around 10% color change with mild shades of yellow and muted shades of orange. In the Adirondack Hub area of Newcomb look for up to 10% color change with subdued shades of yellow and red beginning to appear.
The Catskills: Fall colors are just beginning to appear, with most reporting stations expecting little or no change this weekend.
Delaware County: Spotters in Hamden expect up to 10% color change with touches of yellow emerging.