Fall’s coming, leaves are changing, and you need to GTFO of town to breathe in some crisp fall air with a cider donut in your hand before winter comes. Googling when to discover peak fall foliage in New York and the rest of the Northeast can get a bit dicey. For every great resource, there are 20 other ad-filled links pushing the same content.
Lucky for you, we’re fall nerds (and also regular nerds). So, naturally, we researched every state in the Northeast and found the best resource for knowing when to visit each.
Behold! Every link you need to know when to catch fall foliage in the Northeast. Note: Mother Nature will do what she will, so all forecasts are meant to be approximations.
These broader maps are generally a great place to start – and if you’re easily satisfied, the first two links should be good enough for you.
Adirondacks & Catskills: Late September – Early October.
Most of Upstate New York: 3rd – 4th week of October.
NYC: Late October – Early November.
Most of Vermont: 2nd Week of October
Southern Vermont: 2nd – 3rd Week of October
Northern Maine: Late September – 1st Week of October
Central Maine: 1st – 2nd Week of October
Western Maine: 2nd – 3rd Week of October
Southern & Coastal Maine: 3rd – 4th Week of October
Northern Connecticut: 2nd Week of October
Middle & Southern Connecticut: 3rd – 4th Week of October
Southwestern Connecticut: Early November
Northern Pennsylvania: 1st – 2nd Week of October
Western & Central Pennsylvania: 3rd Week of October
Southeastern Pennsylvania: Late October – Early November
Northwest New Jersey: 1st – 2nd Week of October
Northeast & Central New Jersey: 3rd Week of October
Southern New Jersey: Late October – Early November
Western Massachusetts & The Berkshires: 2nd Week of October
Central Massachusetts: 2nd – 3rd Week of October
East Coast of Massachusetts: 3rd Week of October