It's time for fall foliage!

We've got our favorite fall sweaters ready, camera batteries charged, and our summer beach bodies are ready to give way to fresh apple pie and pumpkin everything. Fall in the Lake Placid area is radiant with bright colors, crisp, leafy fun, and seasonal flavors and activities. Check out the Foliage Report to keep an eye on the leaves and help you plan your trip!

2021 Fall Foliage Reports


October 18, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%
  • Brilliance: Dull
  • Predominating colors: Some oranges and brownish/yellows still on the trees. 
  • Rating: Past peak

October 4, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%
  • Brilliance: Bright
  • Predominating colors: Mostly red with oranges and yellows mixed in
  • Rating: Peak
Photo credit: Michael Martineau

September 27, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 80%
  • Brilliance: Bright
  • Predominating colors: Mostly red and orange with some pops of yellow and green
  • Rating: Near peak

September 20, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 55%
  • Brilliance: Bright
  • Predominating colors: By the weekend there will be mostly reds, oranges, and yellows. Red is the predominating color. 
  • Rating: Near peak

September 13, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 25%
  • Brilliance: Average
  • Predominating colors: Still a lot of green with pops of red and oranges
  • Rating: Just changing

 

September 7, 2021

  • Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 10%
  • Brilliance: Dull
  • Predominating colors: Muted yellows and oranges, mostly still green
  • Rating: No change
  • Colors are visible from lower elevations and higher elevations but not lower elevations looking up at higher elevations
View of Mirror Lake Beach.