One thing we can count on about Upstate NY is that the weather is always changing. While the temperatures can rise and fall on an hourly basis, there is still much to celebrate about the changing seasons. The arrival of fall has not only brought gorgeous weather (knock on wood, or the nearest tree) it has also brought a beautiful canvas of colors.
Here’s what you can do to plan a Fabulous Fall Foliage Adventure:
1. Watch the Fall Foliage Report
The I Love NY website has a great Fall Foliage Report that they change weekly. It’s color coded to let you know when the colors will be at their peek in different parts of the state.
2. Consider a Tour
By Train: All aboard the “Great Dome” with two levels and windows on all sides so you won’t miss an opportunity.
By Sea: Stunning views await on the Harbor Town Belle’s Fall Foliage tours beginning October 1st on the Genesee River. Don’t worry about the dark either….they have awesome floodlights on their tour that are quite spectacular! If the Erie Canal floats your boat, consider the Colonial Belle’s fall tour on Sunday, October 5th.
By Air: The Sky’s the limit with a Fall Sky Ride at Bristol Mountain. On a clear day you can see Canandaigua Lake from the Summit!
3. Create Your Own Adventure
If you have some time to take a little longer drive, the Adirondacks are bursting with more than just color. There are so many events, festivals and scenic drives as the leaves remain vibrant longer. And, don’t rule a short drive, even through any of the local parks. The colors are just as spectacular and the cost is free!
We love New York, for many reasons, and the changing seasons is one of them. If you would like more information on local fall festivals, tours and events, contact us today. As always, our goal is to be your local real estate and community resource!