Colorful Peak Foliage Arriving in Lower Hudson Valley


In the Hudson ValleyCold Spring in Putnam County will be alive with peak color this weekend as the surrounding hills and banks of the Hudson River fill in with gorgeous autumn foliage. Look for 90% color change with plenty of brilliant red, yellow, orange, and purple leaves. There are spectacular views for hikers on Breakneck Ridge, Bull Hill, Anthony’s Nose, Camp Smith Trail, Sugarloaf Hill Trail, Lost Pond, Lost Loop, and sections of the Appalachian Trail. Drivers will enjoy exceptional color displays on Route 9, Route 301, and the Taconic State Parkway. New City spotters in Rockland County anticipate peak foliage with 90% change and brilliant autumn colors. At Bear Mountain, nearly complete foliage change is expected with shades of red, yellow, and gold, along with deep purple vines. Foliage will reach peak in Westchester County, according to spotters in White Plains, with a mix of very brilliant seasonal shades.

Long Island and New York City are reaching the midpoint and near-peak transition


  • Finger Lakes
  • Greater Niagara
  • Hudson Valley
  • Long Island
  • New York City


Other regions of the state are now past-peak.


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This is the eighth 2020 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon. I LOVE NY urges travelers to follow all public health and safety guidelines, including wearing a face covering and maintaining appropriate social distancing. Click here for more information on New York's response to COVID-19, including travel restrictions.

Scenic autumn colors are reaching peak conditions in the lower Hudson Valley, continuing their progression onto Long Island and into New York City this weekend. Leaf colors and brilliance will range from midpoint to near-peak in those regions, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NY program.


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