A spectacular fall foliage season is beginning to wind down, and we probably have peaked for the year. There are however, some very brilliant colors still on the trees across Madison County. You will find great photo opportunities in our villages as we are very luck with the number of trees planted there. The best colors will be north of US Route 20, and the foliage along US Route 20 is on its last legs. The villages of Cazenovia, Chittenango, Canastota and the city of Oneida all have trees with ample leaves with colors left on them.
In the woods, the beech trees and oak trees still have their leaves and the oranges and red and brown provide some compelling contrasts. In the fields, the hard freeze we had earlier this week turned all the corn stalks to a brilliant golden brown.
Take a drive along Route 31 and the south shore of Oneida Lake this weekend too. Great colors persist there too. I'm guessing we will have one more week of reports to share with you and then the countdown to snowmobile season (or spring if you wish) begins.