Foliage, Tree Sitters Star in Appalachian Festival

Upwards of 75,000 people are expected to trek this weekend to a small New York town in the Appalachian Mountains to catch an eyeful of fall’s crimson, gold, and yellow leaves shimmering in the breeze.

And as the leaf peepers gaze into the sugar maple trees ringing the local elementary school, they’ll also catch the peculiar sight of people hanging out in the branches. These folks will be participants in the Cohocton Fall Foliage Festival’s trademark event: tree-sitting.