2017 Fall Foliage a Let Down in New York
We're extremely lucky living in Central New York during the fall months. We don't really have to travel far to see all the beautiful changing leaves. With all the hills and valleys, a quick drive down 5s or a stretch of Higby Road can give you some of the best views.
That doesn't mean Central New Yorkers don't travel to see the leaves (we just don't HAVE to). Many take the trip to Old Forge to ride the McCauley chair-lift and see all the beautiful, vibrant colors. Others head towards Lake George where the scenery is equally magnificent...
Not this year, though.
Over the weekend, we asked on our Lite 98.7 Facebook Page if you would be traveling to see the fall foliage. Although over 50% of the votes said they would travel up north, but still stay in New York to see the leaves, many commenters explained what they've seen so far in terms of the changing leaves. One of the commenters, Barbara Sanford-Ferrick, mentioned her drive on Route 20 through Cazenovia was "a little underwhelming." She went on to say the "colors were quite muted."
And she's not the only one who felt this way. Scott Lawrence also commented on his fall foliage experience...
There hasn't been much color change this year. The 80 degree temps from 2 weeks ago pretty much killed the fall colors. My wife and I traveled to Lake George through Speculator and was very disappointed in the lack of color change--pretty much just brown and withered leaves.
What a bummer. Seriously. What about your fall foliage experiences this year? Was it a let down for you, too? Did you find an area in our state where the leaves were vibrant and beautiful? We would love to hear about it! Leave us a note in the "comments section" at the bottom of this page. Or you can always leave us a comment or message on our Lite 98.7 Facebook Page.
BONUS VIDEO: LAST YEAR'S FALL FOLIAGE