Foliage Report

An awesome Adirondack autumn

Fall is a spectacular time of year to visit the Adirondack Coast. As the Adirondack Mountains burst into color, reflections play off the water of Lake Champlain to magnify the experience. Our numerous other lakes and ponds also serve as perfect reflecting pools.

Here are some of the best ways to take in the views:

Up for a hike?

  • Champlain Area Trails’ collection of 56 family-friendly trails throughout the region will directly connect you to nature and the vibrant Adirondack color of our forests, farms, fields, and wetlands that are so dazzling at this time of year. 
  • Consider the Cheney Mountain Trail, Coon Mountain, or the Coot Hill/Big Hollow Trial. All offer stunning views from their summits with vistas stretching north and south for miles along this 125-mile long lake.
  • The slightly more challenging hike up Poke-O-Moonshine.

Bring the bike

Scenic drives

  • There is no shortage of scenery along Route 9N throughout the Lake Champlain Region, which offers stunning views of foliage along the coast and rolling farmland that you won’t see elsewhere in the Adirondacks.

2019 Fall Foliage Reports

October 15, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 90-100%

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: Golds, oranges, yellows, and reds. 

Rating: Peak. 

October 7, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 60-85% (more at elevation)

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: Still some green along the lake, but more color showing daily.

Rating: Midpoint to near peak. 

Photo credit: Champlain Area Trails

September 30, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 50-70%

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: More color showing daily. Oranges, yellows, and reds. 

Rating: Midpoint. 

September 24, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 10-20%

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: Still predominantly green with a sprinkling of muted golds and rusts. Occasional sparks of color with more at elevation. 

Rating: Beginning. 

September 16, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 5-8%

Brilliance: Average for beginning stages. 

Predominating colors: Still predominantly green with a sprinkling of muted golds and rusts. Occasional sparks of color. 

Rating: Slow start to the beginning. 

September 9, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 3-5%

Brilliance: Average for beginning stages.

Predominating colors: Still predominantly green with a sprinkling of muted golds and rusts.

Rating: Just beginning.

Foliage Report | Lake Champlain Region

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