GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It's still early, but the leaves are slowly starting to change color and fall to the ground signaling a busy business season in Franklin County.
The leaves are starting to show their color and more tourists are coming into Franklin County.
Karen Hicks of Hagers Farm Market told 22News, "We're really seeing a pick up in business. On the weekends we see a lot of people that are out looking for apples, looking for pumpkins, all kinds of fall decorative mums and gourds and things of that nature."
"Good bump for the area around here,” said Larry Wall of Outpost. “Mohawk Trail, Route 2 here is a great scenic drive through there. A lot of people head to Shelburne Falls."
Those that do, look for a good place to rest, and an assortment of guests go to the Dancing Bear Bed and Breakfast to do just that.
According to Philipp Bragdon, the owner of the Dancing Bear Bed & Breakfast, "The weekends are certainly full, they fill up pretty early, but we still fit people in here and there on a weeknight in October and then towards the end of October which sometimes is the best part of the foliage season you never know when its going to peak."
For most fall season fans 22News spoke with in Franklin County it isn't just about the leaves on the trees. It's about the smell in the air, the food you can eat, and the sense of change in the community.
Nicholas Vogt of Greenfield said he moved away from the area for a bit, but missed the fall. "There's a feeling to it I don't know like when the weather changes and the way the foliage looks and the sort of things that come into season like pumpkins and apples. So I think it has a whole sort of feeling that goes with it with the time of year."
If you would like to enjoy some spectacular views and meet some great people during the fall season, the Mohawk Trail is a great place to start.