Franklin County residents prepare for fall tourism

Tourists come from all over the world

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Business owners 22News spoke with on Thursday said that most traffic comes on the weekends, but they are open and ready to take on more weekday business.

Tourists come from all over the world and people that were once residents will come back to a place they know and love. Bob Dahowski of Michigan said, “Well I always try to come back this time of year. It’s a beautiful time of year around here.”

While some of the summer flowers are fading the leaves on the trees are becoming more colorful and vibrant, bringing more business to Franklin County.

Johnathan Winfisky, the Co-Owner Grow Gallery, said, “We’re starting to get there. I actually like this time when you start seeing it gradual. Then at the tail end of it goes into those nice umbers. I like that too. But it’s starting to pick up you know people are coming around they can smell the pancakes all the way down in Boston so they’re heading west.”

People are coming from as far as Europe to get a taste of fall at Gould’s Sugar House. Helen Gould of Gould’s Sugar-House said, “The foliage will be good, everything will be fine if we don’t have a big wind that would take it all away. It will be pretty. It almost always is.”

“I’m living in New York right now so I just came home and it looks much more fall like here, and I saw some trees changing on the way so it looks like it’s going to be beautiful like always,” said Rachel Becker of Leyden.

If you would like to check out Gould’s Sugar-House or the fall foliage in Shelburne Falls just get off Exit 26 and take Route 2 West.

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