Try as you might to resist the onslaught of pumpkin spice lattes and flannel tops, autumn is officially here.
If you're looking to make the most out of great fall activities for kids, turn your attention toward Mother Nature for complimentary entertainment. New York fall foliage is about to make an appearance, and you can track it thanks to Smokymountain.com's annual foliage map. It looks like 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting fall season for the Empire State.
If your kiddos are anxious for warm hues and crunchy leaves, the peak time to be on the lookout is mid-October (a few short weeks away). According to the interactive feature, which allows users to track all locations throughout the US from Sept 7–Nov 30, NYC will get a taste of partial foliage around Oct 5, however, the peak will most likely be around Oct 12, so be sure to take note if you're planning a fall photoshoot with the littles.
"We believe this interactive tool will enable travelers to take more meaningful fall vacations, capture beautiful fall photos and enjoy the natural beauty of autumn," according to a statement from the website. "Our nationwide fall foliage prediction map is unique—it is one of the only fall leaf tools that provides accurate predictions for the entire continental United States."
Enjoy tracking the gorgeous season! While you're at it, make sure to have a look at the best locales for apple picking NY families love!
Imagery courtesy of Smokymountains.com.