This weekend will likely be the peak time to see colorful fall foliage in the Southern Tier. In a report this week from the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program, volunteer spotters in all upstate areas – including Tioga and Broome counties — noted this will likely be final weekend to see the full colors of fall foliage on display.
Tioga County foliage will be 75% changed with red, yellow and orange leaves of average brilliance, according to spotters in Owego.
Broome County spotters in Binghamton reported leaves there will be at peak to just-past-peak with a 65% color change and yellow, orange and red leaves of average brilliance.
Chenango County’s reports from Norwich anticipate nearly complete color change and peak foliage this weekend with bright shades of red and orange, although in some areas leaves are down and there’s very little color.
Reports from other upstate areas: 80% change and near-peak leaves this weekend in Chemung County. In nearby Tompkins County, foliage is near-peak with a 75% change … bright yellow leaves are most colorful.
Essentially, this is the weekend to take a ride through our area and enjoy these fading colors of fall.