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Fall Foliage Peaks: Colors Reach Final New York State Regions
New York City to see peak foliage this weekend
This is the ninth and final 2015 FALL COLOR REPORT for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday afternoon.
Peak colors will reach their final destinations in New York State in the Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, New York City and on Long Island, according to spotters for Empire State Development's I LOVE NY program.
In New York City, spotters at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx predict peak conditions for this weekend with 60 percent color change and bright orange, red and yellow leaves.
On Long Island, peak colors should remain through the weekend in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Spotters reporting from Riverhead predict 85 percent color change by the weekend. Leaves are getting brighter and showing more contrast, with predominating colors of yellow, orange, red, purple and brown. Spotters in Nassau County reporting from East Meadow predict peak colors for most areas, with all colors on display. Some areas around ponds and lakes are past peak.
In the Hudson Valley, peak colors have arrived in Westchester County. Look for 60 percent color change with the predominating color of yellow. In Ulster County, Kingston is just past peak with some good color remaining.
In the Finger Lakes region, Yates County will be at peak with 90 percent color change and bright brown and yellow leaves, along with some shades of red and a few trees yet to change. Seneca County will be near peak this weekend, with peak foliage predicted to arrive late next week.
Other areas of the state are now past peak.
This is the final New York State Fall Foliage Report for 2015.