Lake Placid, NY, Oct 04, 2011 — Attention leaf-peepers: peak season is nearly here in the Adirondacks.
The official New York state foliage report says trees around Lake Placid are changing colors quickly. They're expected to be a peak by the weekend, with near complete color change, and a mix of golds, yellows, reds, mixed in with the evergreens. Old Forge, and the Mount Arab/ Tupper Lake area are all expecting 95-percent color change this week and a mix of red, russet, orange and gold leaves.
Nina Bussuk is a professor in the Cornell Horticulture Department. While we all learn in school about chlorophyll making leaves green. She says that pigment breaks down in the fall. And if we're lucky a red pigment takes its place. Go to full article
Sep 28, 2007 — It should be a nice weekend for some fall color spotting around the region. Jim Carroll and his wife, Gina, are "leaf peepers" for the state tourism office. They live in Tupper Lake, but have been on the road from Whiteface to Saratoga Springs this week. Jim told Todd Moe that fall colors are reaching their peak in the northern Adirondacks this weekend. Go to full article