new york fall foliage

New York Fall Foliage

By on October 16, 2017

New York Fall Foliage

It’s been almost a month since autumn officially started.  As a Minnesotan, I’m used to the fall colors hitting in September and the temperatures quickly dropping.  This is my first autumn in New York and the season change has been a lot slower here.  Yes, there is a big difference between Upstate New York and New York City (where I am).  I know that up in the Adirondacks (very north), the colors have been changing for awhile now.  Now in the city, the leaves are just starting to change now in mid-October.  When I lived in Arizona the season change and vibrant colors were one of the things I missed the most.

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I haven’t gotten Upstate as much as I would like since I rely on public transit and car rentals to get there.  So…until I can get there myself I’ve been watching beautiful photos appear on my Instagram account.  Since I’ve been pretty busy lately, I just want to share some photos with you for now.  If you have any, I’d love to see them as well!



Fall Foliage Photos

new york fall foliageCentral Park, NYC // source: flickr // Anthony Quintano


new york fall foliageNYC // source: flickr // Chris Ford


new york fall foliageLong Lake, Adirondacks // source: flickr // Decaseconds


new york fall foliageEighth Lake, Adirondacks // source: flickr // Matt Champlin


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    October 16, 2017

    I love when the leaves change! Although this autumn has been strange in the Northeast. Trust me, usually it’s not this warm and the leaves should’ve changed a little earlier! Great round up of images though!

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      October 17, 2017

      It does seem pretty late! Although, I was up here last year around the same time for my job interview and the leaves hadn’t quite changed then yet either!

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    Nicole @ Bento Momentos

    October 16, 2017

    Wowee these are incredible. I’m in AZ and I was shocked just to see a crunchy looking tree during my neighbor walk. I miss the leaves and color changes of NJ!

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      October 17, 2017

      I definitely missed the foliage when I was in AZ too!

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