If you love fall and watching the leaves change, it’s getting very close to that time in New York state! 

And the countdown is on for all who are ready to fall in love with nature.

While the recent heat wave may have you in swelter-shock, leaves are beginning to shift around New York state. 

According to ILoveNY, New York State’s official tourism site, fall foliage reports and travel season begins next week on Wednesday, September 13. They will also be publishing their interactive foliage map in their weekly reports of fall foliage. 

Year after year, fall is one of the most popular travel seasons in New York, and it is one of the many reasons people visit our beautiful state. 

While many out-of-state resident friends of yours may think of New York as just the state with “The Big Apple,” there’s actually a lot more than that. One of the biggest perks of living in New York state is the beautiful countryside and scenery you can visit, including places like Letchworth State Park, The Catskills, Finger Lakes, and the Adirondacks. 

That’s why every year, during New York's fall foliage and travel season, we welcome  guests from around the world, for both indoor activities and outdoor destinations. However, it seems evident with the jump in tourism during the season that the fall foliage is one of the reasons why. 

Last year, we started to see the foliage change colors during the week of Sept. 21-27. This year, however, may be slightly different, as current climate plays a role in the overall color change. 

You can follow the weekly foliage reports when you click here

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