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Fall Foliage Map for Press Release - Week 2Color Changes Underway in Areas North of New York City

Albany, NY – (Editor’s note: This is the second 2019 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon and are available at iloveny.com/things-to-do/fall/ .)

New York State’s unparalleled fall foliage season is progressing, with all Upstate regions reporting that noticeable foliage changes are expected this weekend. Observers—from the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program—report changes in the Adirondacks, Capital-Saratoga, Catskills, Central New York, Chautauqua-Allegheny, Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara, Hudson Valley and Thousand Islands-Seaway regions.

Bethel FestivalsWine Festival on October 5th and Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on October 12th

Bethel, NY (September 5, 2019) – Festivals at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continue into October with the return of the annual Wine Festival on Saturday, October 5th as well as Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival on Saturday, October 12th. Located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY both festivals take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with VIP early admission beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Fall Color Map, Week of Sept. 19-25Color Changes Also Reported in Catskills, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Capital-Saratoga, Finger Lakes and Greater Niagara Regions

 Albany, NYThis is the second 2018 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon. 

Picturesque fall colors will continue to make their first appearances across New York State this weekend, with some areas of the Adirondacks approaching midpoint of change, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

In the Adirondacks, Franklin County spotters in Tupper Lake expect foliage heading toward midpoint of change this weekend, with 35-40 percent color change and fall colors of muted canary, goldenrod, maize, pumpkin, russet, cranberry and cerise. Spotters in Saranac Lake also expect conditions approaching midpoint with 40 percent color change. There is still a lot of green, but vibrant shades of red are emerging from the red maples, and sugar maples are showing various hues of yellow and orange.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedFall Foliage Reports Available Every Wednesday on iloveny.com

"Foliage Fridays" Social Media Campaign Returns

NEW YORK – September 19, 2018 – Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the start of New York State's 2018 fall foliage season, which includes the popular I LOVE NY weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York’s picturesque autumn locations and attractions.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "New York State’s fall foliage season is both colorful and crucial to our state's tourism industry, drawing visitors from around the world to our communities and supporting our regional economies and local businesses."…

Wayne County Apple Tasting TourAward Winning Harvest Trail celebrates its "legal" birthday

Wayne County, N.Y. - The annual Wayne County Apple Tour celebrates its 21st birthday this fall. Since 1997, apple lovers throughout western and central New York have explored Wayne County to pick fresh apples, enjoy the fall colors, and enjoy a day of family fun. The Apple Tour tradition has grown through the years, and so has its offerings for adults. Now home to three wineries, three cideries and one distillery, there's plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

Apple Dave's OrchardCelebrate U-pick apple season in Orange County, N.Y.

Orange County, N.Y. – Autumn is the perfect time to take advantage of the colorful landscape and outdoor activities in Orange County, home to some of the best apples in New York State.  The orchards offer a wide variety of weekend activities perfect for family outings. Pumpkin patches, tractor and pony rides, corn and hay mazes, and even a little hard cider tasting, round out days of fun in the crisp Hudson Valley air. Sample more than 50 varieties of apples ripening on the trees from late August through October.

2018 Amazing Maize MazeMacedon, N.Y. - Smile! The theme for the 2018 Amazing Maize Maze celebrates not only the 25th anniversary of Long Acre Farms but the 130th anniversary of the Kodak Camera.  During it’s summer preview weekend on August 25th and 26th guests will be asked to smile and capture a memory when they exit maze.

Warwick Applefest (photo credit: Bruce Balistrieri)Discover everything Orange County has to offer during the Hudson Valley’s most colorful time of the year.

Orange County, N.Y. (August 1, 2018)- Thanks to its spectacular scenery, acclaimed restaurants, hotels, famous historic sites, and delicious farm fare, Orange County has become one of New York’s premiere destinations. Travel just an hour north of New York City to experience Orange County’s landscapes dressed in their vibrant autumnal best as you celebrate unique festivals and special events in quaint villages, vineyards and other spectacular settings.

Sullivan CatskillsSullivan County, N.Y. – Looking for Halloween fun in the Sullivan Catskills? From free community events to DJ dance parties, there’s something for everyone! Take a hike to Witch Rock, dress up for the costume parade, get spooked in a haunted theatre tour or dance the night away – we have over 20 ways to celebrate the spooky and spectacular……

Hanford Mills MuseumFall Festival on October 14 caps off season at Hanford Mills Museum

Fall foliage will be at its peak in Delaware County

East Meredith, N.Y. – Time to put on your red-checkered flannel shirt! The perennial fall favorite, the Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum, will be held on Saturday, October 14. The Woodsmen’s Club of the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, which competes nationally, will be demonstrating their lumberjack skills, including overhand and underhand chop, ax throwing, and cross cut sawing.

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