Delayed Fall Foliage Season Arrives with Promise of Color

By Anna Breuer on 13 October 2017
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Many parts of the Northeast United States including New York and New England will experience peak foliage conditions in the coming week as the extended summer season begins to come to a close. This means it’s time for a fall foliage drive or weekend getaway to see the colors.

Trees throughout the region continued to take advantage of some unseasonably warm temperatures to keep the chlorophyll in their leaves green the past few weeks but bright colors are emerging as the trees shut down the process of photosynthesis.

Visitors to regions from the Adirondacks to the Catskills to Vermont to New Hampshire will enjoy spectacular fall colors although the foliage is starting to fade in higher elevations.

Expect a wide range of fall colors including vibrant crimson, rust, oranges, and yellows with some remaining green leaves as contrast.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)