SOUTHERN TIER, N.Y. -- Tourists from across the region are embracing the season and exploring fall foliage in the Southern Tier.
Summer just ended, but in many areas, we are already seeing the leaves change. Unlike other parts of the state, the Finger Lakes region is still in the early stages of color change according to a report by the "I Love New York" tourism website.
In Schuyler County, people can expect to see about 20 percent color transition with shades of yellow.
Tourists from as far as Virginia vacationed in Montour Falls to see the fall foliage this week. Experts say New York is one of the best places to view the colorful scenery.
"We just seem to have a bountiful crop of trees that have a lot of color to them. We don't just have the plain yellows, we have the oranges, reds, purples, all those in New York State," said Roger Ort of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
"It's just beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. It really is," said Robin West, who was visiting from Virginia.
Experts say we can expect to see peak foliage by mid-October.