Foliage Report

Autumn in the Adirondacks

Fall foliage reports & travel tips for the heart of the Adirondacks.

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.

2020 Fall Foliage Reports


October 20, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Some reds, mostly orange

Rating: Past peak

The rain has knocked a lot of leaves off the trees but we still have a few hanging in there!  

October 13, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Oranges and yellows

Rating: Past peak

We seem to be having a small second wave of leaves changing, although at this point, the rain and wind have downed a lot of leaves. 

October 6, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Bright

Predominating colors: Oranges and yellows

Rating: Just past peak

We are just past peak here. Cold temperatures and rain have started the leaves falling quite quickly.

September 29, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Bright

Predominating colors: Tons of reds and oranges

Rating: Peak

Beautiful, wide swept colors! All the trees seem to have changes at the same time.

September 22, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 40%

Brilliance: Average to bright

Predominating colors: Still come green. Lots of orange and reds popping up

Rating: Mid-point

September 15, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 15-20%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Still a lot of green, but the oranges and yellows are starting to pop. Little bits of red and purple can be seen here and there.

Rating: Just beginning

The cold weather this weekend will probably affect the rate of change, but hopefully not do too much damage!

September 8, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 5%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Mostly green. Little touches of yellow and orange starting to show

Rating: Just beginning

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