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Fall color is advancing rapidly in the Adirondacks, while color is beginning to make its appearance in other areas of the state, according to field observers for the state Department of Economic Development.

In the Adirondacks, parts of Franklin and Hamilton counties are reported to be at midpoint in the color cycle and changing rapidly. Other areas in the Adirondacks reporting significant color change include Old Forge, Long Lake, the Champlain Valley and the upper Hudson River gorge, while areas such as Warren County/Lake George and Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain report color still in the early stages.

Color is beginning to develop in the higher elevations of the Catskills, with changes of up to 15 percent reported from most areas. Field observers from the Finger Lakes report that some color is beginning, while the rest of the state is reporting color change in the very early stages.

For an up-to-date report on foliage conditions across the state, call (800) 225-5697 or, from Canada, (518) 474-4116.

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