Adirondacks in Peak Fall Foliage for Columbus Day

As Columbus Day weekend is approaching, the Adirondacks are approaching peak fall foliage as well! The Saranac Lake Visitors Bureau says that the full peak is within the next week or so. The Adirondacks are always the first to see fall foliage in New York, due to the northern location and higher elevation than the rest of the state.

"I Love NY", the main tourism agency of NYS stated in its weekly fall foliage report that color season is in full swing. Vibrant and near-peak foliage is expected in the Adirondack region, Thousand Islands, and parts of the Catskills region. The agency provided some official percentages as well when it comes to the Adirondack region. According to spotters across the region, Saranac and Tupper lakes are expected to see 70 to 80% color change during this upcoming weekend. Old Forge, Malone, and Lake Placid will also all see from 50 to 65% change in foliage this weekend as well.

What better idea for this upcoming long weekend than to travel somewhere in the Adirondack region to see these beautiful fall colors!

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