On Long Island, foliage change in Nassau County and western Suffolk County is projected to continue at midpoint through this weekend, with about 50-60% of trees displaying some degree of change. Parks and parkways are showing some color at various stages, while small patches of near-peak color have been reported at the Bethpage State Park golf course and at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park. However, some trees are turning directly from green to brown.
Nassau County spotters from Old Westbury predict 35% color change with muted lime green, yellow and brown leaves. Reports from Hempstead Lake State Park predict more than 60% change and mostly yellow and red leaves, while spotters at Valley Stream State Park predict 20% change. Look for seasonal yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown leaves, in addition to many green leaves. Spotters reporting from Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, Suffolk County, predict 60% change and near-peak leaves.