Leaf peepers' report

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:17

    Brilliant peak fall foliage is making its way through the Adirondacks and will arrive in the Catskills by the weekend, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism's I Love New York program. The Hudson Valley region will see foliage conditions around mid-point to the north and still just beginning to the south. The City of Hudson projects mid-point foliage, with bright golden yellow and deep red leaves. Poughkeepsie projects 35 percent color change and bright yellow, orange and gold leaves. Highland, in Ulster County, expects to be at 25 percent color change, and Bear Mountain, in Rockland County, expects to be at just 15 percent color change. Kingston projects peak color with 95 to 100 percent foliage change and bright red, yellow and orange leaves. Belleayre Mountain projects peak foliage with 90 percent color change and red and orange leaves of average brilliance. Greene County will also be at peak with 80 percent foliage change and a wide variety of bright fall colors. Sullivan County expects to be near peak with 70 percent color change highlighted by vivid red, orange and yellow leaves. Delaware County expects to be at mid-point, with 60 percent foliage change and very brilliant burgundy, red and orange and gold leaves. Each week during fall, I Love New York issues reports detailing the progression of colorful fall foliage across the New York based upon information filed by the State's officially designated "leaf peepers." On the Net: http://www.empire.state.ny.us/tourism/foliage