Colors beginning to change in North Country

A warm start to the month may slow the leaf-peeping busi­ness this year. Foliage reports for Ver­mont and Maine were mostly green last week. And here in the North Coun­try, we’re just start­ing to see the leaves get a lit­tle more col­or­ful. Accord­ing to the online guides, color is about at mid­point in tran­si­tion in Franklin County, espe­cially near Tup­per Lake and Mt. Arab. But other report­ing sta­tions in the Adiron­dacks are still at less than 10% color change. We could hit peak over the next few weeks. This time last year, north­ern Maine was already approach­ing peak. The good news…the rel­a­tively dry weather we’ve had should mean col­ors are vibrant.