Foliage Report

Experience fall in the Adirondacks!

Fall may just be the best time to visit the heart of the Adirondacks. The days are warm, the nights are cool, and the dramatic autumn landscape creates the ideal backdrop for an Adirondack adventure to remember. The biggest question to ask is, what kind of adventure are you looking for? 

Top autumn adventure picks:

  • Leaf peeping is a must. When the autumn hues of reds, oranges, and yellows paint the Adirondack landscape, getting here is half of the fun. So on that note, we recommend you plan a few extra hours (or days) to tour your way through the scenic byways that lead you here. 
  • Take on the Hamilton County Fire Tower Challenge. Who doesn't love a good challenge? When it comes to finding the perfect fall challenge, few stack up to the rewarding quest of the Fire Tower Hiking Challenge
  • Get on the water. While fall may mean that swimming days are now behind us, it doesn't mean that there still isn't plenty of water fun to be had. Paddling, boating, and fishing on the ample supply of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams are some of the best ways to experience the vibrant reds and oranges as they reflect off of the cool blue waters.

Check back in September 2022 to see how the leaves are progressing! 

In the meantime, take a look at 2021's report. Remember, each year is different and it's never too early to start dreaming of fall colors!

2021 fall foliage reports


October 25, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%
  • Brilliance: Average
  • Predominating colors: Mostly yellows and oranges.
  • Rating: Past peak

We have lost most of our leaves, but there are still some hanging in there!

October 18, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%
  • Brilliance: Average to bright
  • Predominating colors: Mostly yellows and oranges.
  • Rating: Past peak

Many of the reds seem to have dropped, but there are a few yellows and oranges still hanging on.

October 4, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 80%
  • Brilliance: Average to bright
  • Predominating colors: Lots of reds popping up
  • Rating: Near peak

We are already starting to lose quite a few leaves many the colors are really starting to pop now!

September 27, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 60%
  • Brilliance: Average
  • Predominating colors: Lots of deep reds and oranges
  • Rating: Midpoint

This years colors seem to be very muted. Many of the leaves near bodies of water have already dropped, but those still remaining are some of the brightest.

September 13, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 15-20%
  • Brilliance: Average
  • Predominating colors: Mostly green. Some pops of red and yellow
  • Rating: Just changing

The leaves seem to be changing quickly. Many areas are still predominantly green, but areas near rivers and lakes are changing rapidly!

September 7, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 5%
  • Brilliance: Dull
  • Predominating colors: Mostly green with a little dab of yellow or red here and there
  • Rating: No real change