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Oct. 2012

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Oct. 2012

Looking at coming to Buffalo and Niagra Falls next Oct. Would this be a decent time and also a good time to see some fall colors? I assume there are some fall colors in this area and one wouldn't need to go all the way up to Maine, etc.

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1. Re: Oct. 2012

Hi travelerpapillion;

Leaf colour change is dependent on 3 elements…

1. Weather

2. Elevation

3. Latitude

Weather is the most important and variable of the three, so it’s very hard to predict exactly when the leaves will be at their peak, however, the last 2 weeks of September / the first 2 weeks of October will provide you with the best opportunities to view the changing leaves.

Best Regards

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2. Re: Oct. 2012

Thank you for the reply. Will continue to keep planning.

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3. Re: Oct. 2012

You're Welcome !

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yeah it can be tough. If you are looking for colors I would recommend at least the second week of October. But if we are having a cold fall... they could change much earlier. It is also very depend on species of where you are. I would recommend that you get to a large park like Delaware Park or the country to see the best colors as the variety of species will help assure something is changing.

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5. Re: Oct. 2012

Letchworth State Park is absolutely gorgeous in the fall. It's about an hour away from Buffalo, but makes a great day trip. Just an idea.

http://nysparks.com/parks/79/details.aspx

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