Planning to see fall foliage this year? The above chart is the attempt to predict when autumn’s peak color will happen in Hudson Valley, New York, based on the passed years’ reports from foliagenetwork.com . The gray columns are the 2016 weekends so you can plan ahead. This is particularly helpful for the New York City folks commuting an hour away to the Catskill Mountains and may want to book a Hudson Valley hotel in advance. Leaf drop is not included on the chart because if storms do come the leaves will still change around the same time. See my home page for other cities.
This year’s Hudson Valley peak time doesn’t seem to fall directly on a weekend so you may want to plan for a long weekend or taking some time off mid-workweek to see it.
Plan for October 22 -30 for the most beautiful fall foliage in Hudson Valley, NY and Catskill Mountains.
Update: Amtrak (Empire Service) train views of Livingston, NY alongside the Hudson River on October 24, 2016.