Residents enjoy fall foliage on Columbus Day

Some travel all the way from central MA for leaf-peeping

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Columbus Day Weekend is a prime time for people to come out and enjoy the fall foliage before the leaves start to fall.

All you have to do is take a drive up I-91 to see what all the hype is about.

Ben Clarke, the co-owner of Clarkdale Fruit Farms in Deerfield told 22News “Today, normally, it’s a great day; it’s good foliage and people are out doing stuff with kids and everybody’s got the day off. Today, with the weather being overcast like this, it’s a little cold. It’s definitely slowing things down a little bit, but we’ve still been getting plenty of folks coming out picking.”

While some people are choosing to stay at home this Columbus Day, others are coming out to take in sights of rolling hills covered with trees with different colored leaves.

“Apple picking is a really important annual tradition for me,” said Cody Norris of Sunderland, “and I wanted to make sure I got here before the season ended.”

While seeing the foliage is a favored pastime these, Peter went west with a different kind of friend.

Peter Birgham and his dog came all the way from Marlborough to see the foliage in Western Massachusetts.

“We just went down to Hager’s Farm right down the road,” he said. “We came over here to enjoy a few pancakes, and then we’ll end up at a bookstore down the road after seeing some foliage.”

People told 22News that they want to enjoy the colors while they last, because it won’t be long before the leaves start to fall.

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