Autumn begins on September 23 and already, New York State is out with its second Fall Foliage Report for 2019.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

The Empire State Development Division of Tourism reports leaf-peepers will find foliage near midpoint of change already in the Adirondacks with Tupper Lake at 40% color transition.  Observers in that region say fans of fall can find shades of deep red, orange and russet with red maples showing off in Saranac Lake with a leaf change of about 30%.

The Southern Tier observers in Binghamton anticipate 15% change with touches of muted red, yellow and bright green leaves.  Reports can be found at

The Division of Tourism has a team of volunteer Leaf Peepers throughout the state’s 11 vacation regions to keep track of the color range progress each week.

To find out how to become a volunteer Leaf Peeper, email your name, address and phone number to

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