Buffalo Fall Leaves

Buffalo fall leaves are beautiful. Chlorophyll gives most plants their verdant hues. Sunny days and crisp nights trigger the breakdown of cells at the base of the leafs stem causing chlorophyll to decompose. Other pigments — carotenoids and anthocyanins — surface in the plant’s leaves. The result is the Buffalo fall leaves’ display of colors in the canopies of city streets, rural woodlots, and forested hillsides.

Trees with higher concentrations of carotenoids (beech, birch, and willow) display colors of yellow and gold. Anthocyanins predominate in leaves of maples and sumac providing vivid red and orange colors. Factors such as soil nutrients, rainfall, temperature, and disease cause variations in colors within a species or geographic region. You can call the NY Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-225-5697 for up-to-the minute highlights of New York’s fall foliage progression. Order Buffalo fall leaves artwork products such as the lovely $42 canvas print or colorful $26 leaf tote bag here.


From checking out the latest foliage report and identifying leaves to taking in the history and culture that New York proudly offers, you can expect a memorable experience while you travel throughout New York State each autumn. Be sure and make a point to see Buffalo fall leaves in beautiful Buffalo at the west end of the state.

Did you know that Amtrak’s vintage “Great Dome” car is in upstate New York for the fall foliage season? The car gives riders sweeping vistas of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks and features an upper level with windows on all sides that provide panoramic views of the colorful foliage between Albany and Montreal. The dome car operates northbound from Albany to Montreal on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays and returns south from Montreal on Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays. Dome car trips are not made on Wednesdays and the car is available on a first come, first served basis. You can also get 15% off on Amtrak trips outside of New York City. Click here for more information.