The above chart is the attempt to predict when autumn’s peak color will happen in Buffalo, 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 travelers looking to book a 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.
See the above chart for the 2016 predictions for Buffalo fall foliage. The best times to see autumn’s peak colors in the Buffalo area will be October 19 – 25th, 2016.
Definitely plan some outdoor activities the weekend of October 22 -23th for the most beautiful fall foliage this year.
Update 1: Photo by David Haas from Clarence, NY – October 10, 2016 in low color.
Update 2: Clarence, NY – October 19, 2016, in high color