Foliage Report

Autumn comes early in the Adirondacks. In the High Peaks Region around Lake Placid, peak foliage viewing typically occurs during the last two weeks of September, while the autumn colors bloom later in the lower elevations along Lake Champlain and parts of Hamilton County. Enjoy the brilliant reds, luscious golds, and rustic oranges that create an exciting color palette throughout the mountainous landscape.

To help plan your fall trip, check out the foliage reports from 2018

October 15

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100% 
Brilliance: Very bright and brilliant colors.
Predominating colors: Reds, yellows, a lot of golds, and bright oranges.
Rating: Peak.

October 9

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100% 
Brilliance: Very bright and brilliant colors.
Predominating colors: Red, purples, golds, green, and bright yellows. 
Rating: Peak.

October 1

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 50-60% 
Brilliance: Bright.
Predominating colors: Bright reds, yellows, golds, and oranges. The recent rain brought the colors out quickly, and the sun has made them suddenly bright. 
Rating: Near peak.

September 24

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 15% 
Brilliance: Average.
Predominating colors: Still very green with some yellows, golds, and reds showing across Mirror Lake
Rating: Just beginning.

September 17

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 10-15% 
Brilliance: 
Average.
Predominating colors: Still green with some yellows and reds peeking in around every corner. 
Rating: Just beginning.

September 10

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 5% 
Brilliance: Average.
Predominating colors: Touches of yellow and red popping through. 
Rating: Just beginning.


Ready to come explore the awesome Adirondack autumn? We're ready to help you plan! Check out our lodging, dining, and event pages then head to the ADK this fall!

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