Peak fall foliage in the north country is nearly here

Oct. 8—This week the Adirondacks are experiencing vibrant, peak fall colors, according to the I Love New York fall foliage report.

In the Thousand Islands-Seaway region, leaves will be near-peak in Jefferson County, according to volunteers in Alexandria Bay. Reports from the village expect an 85% change with a bright range of fall colors, including gold with patches of brilliant burgundy.

Expected rain over the next week increases the likelihood the leaves will peak this weekend.

In St. Lawrence County, Madrid spotters are predicting 70-75% change with bright orange and red leaves and shades of yellow.

Oswego County observers anticipate foliage around the midpoint of change with a 40% leaf transition as warm oranges, reds and yellows dominate the county's eastern corridor, and muted bronze and rust shades start to color the tree line in the southwest part of the county.