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Final Foliage Report for the Region Released


This is the eighth and final 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.

New York’s colorful fall foliage season winds down this weekend as autumn’s peak colors reach their final destinations in New York City and on Long Island, as well as in a few remaining parts of the Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley. This is according to the field reports from volunteer spotters for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

In Ontario County, Rushville should peak this weekend with 80% change and vibrant seasonal shades. Peak foliage is also anticipated in Steuben County around Corning, Hammondsport, Hornell, and Bath, with 90% color change.

In Cayuga County, Auburn should be past-peak this weekend with nearly complete color change. Foliage will be past-peak in Chemung County around Elmira, with 100% leaf change, considerable droppage and only a few colorful leaves remaining. In Cortland County, past-peak conditions are predicted for Cortland with 85% transition with some brilliant red and orange leaves remaining. Tioga County spotters in Owego report past-peak foliage with more than 95% color change and primarily yellow and brown leaves, and the occasional pop of red. Conditions in the Tompkins County communities of Ithaca and Trumansburg are likely past-peak with complete color change and muted to average shades of brown, burnt orange and red. Foliage will be past-peak in Wayne County near Lyons with 95% change and orange, yellow and brown leaves. Penn Yan in Yates County will also be past-peak, featuring 80% color change

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