This will be the weekend to get out an enjoy the colors of fall. The latest report from iloveny.com indicates that the Central Finger Lakes is primed for enjoyment as folks get out and enjoy the last visual remains of fall.
In the Finger Lakes region, Livingston County observers in Geneseo expect peak foliage this weekend. Look for 60-70 percent color change with rose-, orange- and honey-colored leaves on display, along with some brilliant scarlet leaves on maple trees.
In Monroe County, spotters in Rochester are predicting peak to past-peak foliage this weekend. Look for 60-65 percent color change and muted yellow, russet, dark red, orange, and orange-red leaves, along with some sporadic glowing dashes of red. The trees that are changing color look especially vibrant in contrast to the gray skies and wonderful when the sun is shining. Some trees have lost their leaves entirely due to rain and cold overnight temperatures. Just north of Rochester, spotters reporting from Greece and surrounding communities on Lake Ontario predict peak foliage this weekend with 80-85 percent color change and a full variety of fall color, including some brilliant yellow and orange leaves. Some trees in the area are bare, some have green leaves; there are more green leaves in areas to the south.
Peak foliage is arriving in Syracuse, according to spotters on the Syracuse University campus. This weekend, expect 60-70 percent change with leaves above average in brilliance, as most sugar maples have completely changed. Spotters at Skaneateles Lake also predict peak leaves this weekend. Look for 70 percent color change with bright pops of yellow and bursts of red, purple and orange. In Ontario County, spotters in Canandaigua expect peak to past-peak foliage with 75 percent color change and a wide variety of bright fall colors among the prevailing yellow.
Chemung County will be near peak this weekend, according to spotters in Elmira and Horseheads. Expect about 65 percent color change and dull golden colors. Foliage in Ontario County will be near peak this weekend, according to spotters in Geneva. Look for about 65-70 percent color change and bright shades of yellow, red and orange, along with some green.
Spotters in the Watkins Glen area of Schuyler County are predicting near-peak foliage this weekend, with subdued yellow and brown hues. In Seneca County, leaves will be near peak to peak this weekend. The leaves should be 85-90 percent changed and include vibrant shades of orange, yellow and red.
Peak foliage will be found in Steuben County this weekend, according to spotters in Corning, Hornell, Bath, Hammondsport and Keuka Lake. Look for nearly complete leaf change and average to bright red, gold, and yellow leaves, along with various shades of orange. Peak foliage will arrive in Tompkins County this weekend, according to spotters in Ithaca. Look for muted yellow and orange leaves along with some shades of red and some remaining green leaves.
Wayne County spotters are predicting near peak leaves this weekend with 55 percent or more color change and bright gold, red and green leaves. This weekend, Yates County will be near peak with vibrant yellow and orange leaves, plus a significant amount of remaining green and some brown leaves. Maple trees are particularly bright.