Start getting excited, leaf peepers.
The New York Department of Economic Development released its first fall foliage report of 2018, and it looks like leaf-peeping season is almost upon us.
The Democrat and Chronicle reported that in the Adirondacks, Franklin County and Saranac Lake have both seen about a 10-percent change, while Essex County has seen a 5- to 15-percent change. Pops of gold, red, burgundy, orange, and maple can be seen in these areas.
In the Thousand Islands region, Jefferson County and St. Lawrence County have experienced a 10-percent change, while Oswego County has seen a 5- to 10-percent change. Fulton County in the Capital-Saratoga have seen a 10- to 15-percent change.
Other parts of the state have only seen minor changes in the leaves.
These small changes are a sign of what's to come as fall officially begins September 22. New New York fall foliage reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon, according to I Love NY.