New York's official 2013 fall foliage color reports begin September 11

By WBNG News

New York's official 2013 fall foliage color reports begin September 11

September 5, 2013 Updated Sep 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) As another great summer in New York gently fades away, the tourism industry is getting ready for the autumn travel season, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the state’s roadways and waterways, small towns, scenic vistas, country fairs and harvest festivals.

And it all takes place before a backdrop of spectacularly colorful fall foliage. As they have been doing for decades, New York’s dedicated team of foliage observers … or “Leaf Peepers” … are getting ready to swing into action, scouring the state’s countryside and towns to gather information for I LOVE NEW YORK’s weekly fall foliage reports.
 
According to a news release issued this week:
 
New York’s weekly I LOVE NEW YORK fall foliage color reports begin Wednesday, September 11 and continue until the end of the foliage season, around the first week in November. Each Wednesday afternoon throughout the season, reports are updated online to provide the latest information on foliage color conditions in each region of the state.
 
The weekly foliage report, a detailed map charting fall color progress, vantage points for viewing spectacular foliage, suggested autumn getaways and weekly event listings are available by visiting the I LOVE NEW YORK web site at www.iloveny.com.
 
Reports are also available by dialing, toll-free, 800/CALL-NYS (800/225-5697) from anywhere in the U.S., its
territories and Canada.
 
For additional New York fall foliage information including select sneak previews of the week’s I LOVE NEW YORK Fall Foliage Report, follow the hash tag: #LoveNYFall on Twitter. Simply type #LoveNYFall into the search box on Twitter and you can access all of the tweets about New York State’s fall colors and where to find the best places in the state to see them.
 
For information on becoming a volunteer Leaf Peeper, e-mail your name, address and phone number to foliage@esd.ny.gov.
 

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