WGVA 106.3FM 1240AMMix 98.5101.7 The WallWFLR Finger Lakes Country Classic Hits 99.3The Lake 100.1/104.5 WAUB 96.3FM 1590AM

Peak Foliage in the Finger Lakes for Upcoming Weekend


This is the sixth 2023 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend.

The journey of gorgeous fall colors across New York State continues this weekend, with peak foliage expected to be found in parts of eight of the state’s 11 vacation regions. This is according to the field reports from volunteer observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

In the Finger Lakes, Ontario County volunteers in Bristol and Naples predict that peak conditions with 70% change and a full range of fall color. Spotters reporting from Canandaigua and Victor expect peak and just-past-peak foliage with more than 75% change and a range of muted fall colors, plus a significant amount of droppage. Observations from Marcus Whitman Middle School in Rushville expect foliage to be at the midpoint of change with 50% transition and bright patches of yellow and orange leaves breaking through the green backdrop.

Schuyler County spotters reporting from Watkins Glen and Hector anticipate peak foliage with 70% transition and average shades of yellow, orange and red. Visitors can find especially good color around the southern end of Seneca Lake.

In Tompkins County, reports from Ithaca and Trumansburg expect peak foliage with 80% color change and orange and yellow leaves, plus pops of red and significant leaf droppage. Wayne County volunteers in Lyons anticipate that foliage will be near-peak with 65% leaf change and significant yellow and orange leaves, plus some few deep reds. In Cayuga County, spotters in Fair Haven and Cato predict near-peak conditions with 50% change and average to bright gold, orange and yellow leaves. Reports from Auburn also predict near-peak foliage, with nearly 75% color change and average shades of yellow and red.

Steuben County observers reporting from Corning, Hammondsport, Hornell and Bath also anticipate midpoint of change with 60% transition. Tioga County spotters in Owego predict that foliage will be at midpoint of change with 60% transition and yellow and some orange leaves, while the conditions in Yates County around Penn Yan should be near 45% change, featuring mostly shades of yellow, accented by pops of red and orange.

Get the top stories on your radio 24/7 on Finger Lakes News Radio 96.3 and 1590, WAUB and 106.3 and 1240, WGVA, and on Finger Lakes Country, 96.1/96.9/101.9/1570 WFLR.