Finger Lakes nearing peak, but still days away from best fall foliage

The heart of the Finger Lakes is a mixed bag of just changing or mid-point change for fall foliage. The region should begin reaching peak in the coming days, which will mean some phenomenal photos for our FingerLakes1.com collection.

Here’s what I Love NY had to say about the foliage here in the Finger Lakes in their most-recent update:

“Most of Finger Lakes region is moving from the just beginning stage of foliage change to midpoint of change, and even near peak in some areas. Spotters reporting from Steuben County predict 75 percent change in the Corning and Hornell areas and 50 percent around Keuka Lake. Leaves are at midpoint to near peak of change and include average to bright shades of red, orange and yellow. In Schuyler County, Watkins Glen leaf peepers predict 60-75 percent color change with bright yellow, orange and red fall colors and near peak conditions. Spotters in Elmira, in Chemung County, expect 60 percent change with bright orange, red and yellow leaves at near peak and peak in some pockets. Livingston County leaf peepers at Conesus Lake in Geneseo predict 50 percent color change and midpoint to near peak conditions as a wide range of bright colors begin to emerge. Yellows are being joined by bright red maples, burgundy, crimson and some orange. Oak trees still remain fully green.”

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