As we move from September to October the leaves are beginning to change at a rapid pace.

As warmer weather took us into September, the cooler temperatures are leaving it. With that comes the inevitability of fall. There is a bright side to that and that is the amazing foliage that Upstate New York has to offer.

According to the I Love NY Fall Foliage Report for the week of October 1st the color changes are ramping up. Although the majority of the foliage is changing in Northern New York close to Saranac Lake, it's only a matter of time before it arrives in the foothills.

According to the report,

In Old Forge, Herkimer County, 35 percent color change is predicted for the weekend, with burgundy, red, and orange leaves of average brilliance emerging.

We could even see some slight changes right in our own back yard. The I Love NY weekly article also states,

Spotters in Oneida County reporting from Utica are calling for a 15–20 percent color change by the weekend with mostly green leaves accompanied by some gold and yellow hues and a splash of orange and red.

So, love it or hate the autumn season is upon and you either stay locked in your homes or you can get a little bundled up and go do some leaf peeping somewhere here in New York State.