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Best areas to go leaf-peeping this weekend in Western New York

Posted at 5:25 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 17:25:37-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's one of the most beautiful times of the year in Western New York. Most of the area is starting to see the colors pop on the trees in their backyard. But have you taken a drive down the 219 lately?

Holiday Valley in Ellicottville tweeted out the photo above. You can see the trees are starting to show their true beautiful colors. Skiers and snowboarders will be flying down those hills soon.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, here's a map of where you can find the fall colors in Western New York.

According to, portions of the deeper Southern Tier is at the midpoint. The Adirondacks and areas in the Catskills are near peak. Here in Buffalo, the leaves are starting to change. Usually, areas along Lake Erie are last to reach peak. That's because this time of year, the air is warmer near Lake Erie compared to areas inland.

This weekend's weather will be perfect for leaf-peeping. You can find the latest forecast here.