Trying to decide if this is the perfect weekend for that fall weekend getaway? Here's a helpful resource to help you decide.
Every Wednesday afternoon this month, New York State is releasing a Fall Foliage Report detailing the current state of changing leaves across New York. The weekly guide breaks down the state into color-coded regions ranging from "No Change" to "Past Peak." It also includes information on what foliage sightseers can expect to see in each area over the weekend.
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This week, the Adirondacks, Catskills, Central New York and Greater Niagara regions are experiencing peak colors. In New York City, color change is only at about 5 percent, while Long Island is seeing a 10 percent change. You can see the full map below.
The data is gathered by first-hand reports from industrious leaf observers all over the state, which sounds like a pretty interesting job to tell someone you have at a bar. For more information, you can check out the full report here which is updated weekly.
Photograph: Empire State Development