Franklin County business strong as foliage begins to peak

Franklin County

It’s leaf peeping season, so start planning your next trip to catch the colors at their peak.

For example, Franklin County’s Mohawk Trail is a popular foliage-viewing destination. It runs east to west through the northwest part of the state, straddling the Berkshire Mountains between the Hudson and Connecticut River valleys.
    
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce told 22News they’ve seen significant increase in the number of people who are visiting the region.
    
Over Columbus Day weekend, Franklin County saw triple the amount of visitors checking out the fall foliage, one of the great New England traditions.

Chamber of Commerce executive director Natalie Blais told 22News, “When people are in the area, they’re visiting our farmers markets, they’re visiting our fall festivals, they’re visiting our local convenience stores, restaurants, businesses. So, it’s certainly an economic driver for our region.”

Peak season for leaf-peeping is almost always in mid-October. Though we’ve had warmer weather that could be impacting fall foliage colors reaching full peak potential, this weekend should the perfect time to plan your next trip.

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