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'Leaves of red and gold and brown' nearing peak across WNY

The vibrancy of fall color is sweeping across upstate New York this week.

The trees are about half-changed over throughout Erie County and the Niagara Frontier, according to this week's I Love New York Fall Foliage Report.

They're nearing their peak in places such as Chautauqua, around the Batavia area and at Letchworth State Park.

And they're totally ripe at Allegany State Park.

The foliage report suggests this could be the top weekend of the fall to really take in autumn's fiery landscape.

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I Love New York's fall foliage report for Oct. 13 to 19, 2016 advertises "bright, beautiful peak colors spread across New York State this week." (iloveny.com)

"Peak and near-peak foliage comes to the Chautauqua-Allegany region this weekend," according to the fall foliage report.

About 60 percent of the leaves are expected to have changed at Allegany State Park this weekend.

"The park is showing a great deal of yellow and some red," the report stated. "Spotters are predicting this weekend to be the close to peak colors and the perfect weekend to enjoy fall colors there."

Meanwhile in Erie County, spotters forecast "midpoint to near-peak conditions and 35-40 percent color change with bright yellow/gold leaves, along with shades of red and purple."

In Niagara Falls, only about one-quarter of the leaves are forecast to be changed by the weekend.

Up to three-quarters of the trees around Batavia have changed colors with yellow, orange and red leaves reported, according to spotters in Genesee County.

Mid-point conditions are expected in Orleans County, the report stated. Only about 30 percent of the leaves have changed from green in the areas nearest to Lake Ontario but about half are changed inland from the lake.

 

 

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