In the Capital-Saratoga region, spotters in Rensselaer County expect beginning to midpoint color conditions by the weekend. Look for 30-40 percent color change in the eastern and northern parts of the county and 20-30 percent change in the western and southern portions. Emerging colors include shades of yellow, red and orange. Spotters in Fulton County reporting from Gloversville expect 30 percent change by the weekend with muted fall shades of yellow, orange and rust. Fulton County spotters in Northville expect 25 percent color change with red, yellow, brown and orange leaves of average brilliance. Schenectady County foliage observers reporting from Glenville expect 20 percent color change with gold and yellow leaves. Saratoga County spotters in Saratoga Springs expect 20 percent color change and dull-average shades of yellow, orange and red, along with some gold mixed in. Albany County spotters in Voorheesvilleexpect just about 15 percent color change.
Even farther north, the Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry reports spreading color throughout Maine, with northern parts of the state reporting 10-30 percent color change and southern zones showing low color to date.
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Beautiful fall colors approaching near peak are expected in some areas of the Adirondacks this weekend, according to observers for New York Department of Economic Development's I Love New York program, while color change in most other areas of the state continues to progress slowly.
In the Catskills, spotters in Delaware County expect 25 percent change by the weekend with muted orange, gold and green leaves. Expect more change at higher altitudes. Some mountainsides in Roxbury are seeing much more variety of color than the middle of the county. Greene County spotters expect 20-25 percent color change, with red and orange leaves beginning to show, along with just a hint of yellow. Above 2000' the maple trees are just starting to change. In Ulster County, spotters in Kingston expect 10-15 percent color change with yellow, brownish burgundy and hints of dark orange interspersed among the green.