Peak fall foliage has arrived in western Massachusetts

Hampden County

If you’re into leaf peeping, you no longer have to travel far to be stunned by bright fall colors. Peak fall foliage has finally hit western Massachusetts.

Fall foliage was once again delayed a few weeks this year due to warmer weather.

22News spoke to a hiker at Mount Sugarloaf who said she’s enjoying the foliage before its gone. 

“The foliage is wonderful right now,” Ashlee Haslett of Whately. “It really seems to have changed just in the last couple of days. My son had a half day today, so we decided to experience it from the top for ourselves.”

Tree leaves typically start falling about a week after reaching peak color, but wind and rain could potentially speed up that process.

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