Fall Foliage


The feeling of fall is in the air!  Even though it may seem early, the feeling (and look) of fall is very present. Keep checking back as we post image and updates on the changing of the season!

When you think of fall, the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful combinations of colors in the soon to be falling leaves. Each leaf a different shade of orange, red and yellow can be found in the Adirondacks. The peak of the fall season is late September & early October when those vibrate colors are covering every mountain and valley through the entire Adirondack Park.

Week of October 9-16, 2019 Report:

Percent Changed by end of period: 90%

Report: In the Herkimer County hamlet of Old Forge, expect past peak foliage this upcoming weekend with more than 90% color transition and leaves with average brilliance of deep reds, burnt oranges, and yellows.

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Week of October 2-8, 2019 Report:

Percent Changed by end of period: 85%

Report: In the Herkimer County hamlet of Old Forge, expect peak foliage this weekend with more than 85% color transition and leaves with bright shades of red, orange, and yellow.

Week of September 25- October 1, 2019 Report:

Percent Changed by end of period: 55%

Report: In Herkimer County, observers expect 55% color transition by the weekend with the foliage still around midpoint of change. Look for red and orange leaves of average brilliance.

Week of September 18-24, 2019 Report:

Percent Changed by end of period: 45%

Report: In Herkimer County, spotters in Old Forge project about 45% color change with some burgundy and red leaves of average brilliance.

Check back for more updates as the colors change.

If you are planning a trip this fall, now is the time to make reservations!  Check out our Lodging page to see all of the beautiful places to stay in Old Forge & the surrounding areas. Old Forge, NY is right in the heart of the Adirondack Park, making it the perfect place to take in the beauty of Autumn and the clean crisp air. Here are some great spots for you to take in all of the beauty in Old Forge.

McCauley Mountain Chairlift

Take a scenic chairlift ride at McCauley Mountain and see all of the mountains around the Fulton Chain of Lakes.

Bald Mountain

The classic hike of Old Forge, if you haven’t done this in the fall you haven’t seen beauty!

Rocky Point

A brisk & easy hike to the summit giving you a view of the Fulton Chain of Lakes and all the beautiful foliage surrounding.

Moose River Plains

North of Old Forge, in Inlet, NY, view the plains surrounding the Moose River. A different view of leaf peeping from the ground level.