Fall foliage at around 50 percent in St. Lawrence County, say local observers
The New York Fall Foliage Report for the week of October 3-9 on the I Love NY website describes autumn leaf color at a mid point in most of St. Lawrence County and across Northern New York.Near peak change is reported from the Adirondack region, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.
In St. Lawrence County, spotters in Canton reported 50 percent color change over the weekend with red, yellow, and some purple fall colors of average brilliance. Most areas are at the midpoint, but some isolated areas and trees are near-peak.
In the Thousand Islands-Seaway region, Jefferson County spotters in Alexandria Bay expected 75 percent color change and near-peak foliage over the weekend. Red, orange, and yellow leaves of average brilliance were expected.
In the Adirondacks region, Franklin County spotters in Tupper Lake were reporting peak foliage last weekend with 85 percent color change and buttercup, burnt sienna, ginger, carrot, copper, bittersweet, scarlet, rhubarb, and burgundy leaves of above-average brilliance.
Saranac Lake spotters called for near-peak foliage over the weekend with 60-70 percent color change and a bright, gorgeous mix of red, orange, and yellow hues.
In Malone, midpoint to near-peak foliage was reported for the weekend.
This is the fourth 2018 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.