One of the benefits of living here in central New York is the fall foliage during the autumn season. "Leaf peeping" has become a great tourist attraction for people down south who don't get a fall foliage color change. Right now, many areas are approaching peak conditions.

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Here's the latest fall foliage reports for New York State according to fallgetaways.iloveny.com:

"Gorgeous Peak Fall Colors Emerging in the Catskills

Lower elevations of Adirondacks also beginning to see peak foliage

Beautiful peak fall colors have begun to appear in the Catskills region of New York State, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Look for peak leaf conditions in Delaware and Greene counties, and in some of the lower elevation areas of the Adirondacks region.

In the Adirondacks region, Herkimer County foliage spotters in Old Forge predict peak colors with near complete leaf change with bright and beautiful shades of orange, gold, red and russet making a nice contrast with the evergreens. In Essex County, leaf peepers at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington expect peak fall foliage conditions with 70 percent color change and brilliant shades of orange and red predominating. Nearby in the Lake Placid/High Peaks area, foliage is just past peak.

FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday afternoon."

For complete up-to-date New York State fall foliage conditions, go to: fallgetaways.ilovenyLANDING_FOLIAGE_REPORT.