WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Big E is a place to go to relax, play games, go on rides, and eat good food.
But it can also be a place to gather information.
If you’re looking to plan a fall New England getaway, look no further than the Massachusetts building at the Big E.
The state’s tourism booth was busy with people wanting to learn more about the Bay State.
Marc Smith, an employee at the Massachusetts tourism booth, told 22News: “A lot of people want to learn about the simple thing like the state bug, the state flower, and the state flag. Just more about the state itself.”
People use the brochures and pamphlets that the tourism booth provides for free to plan a fall trip.
“Plymouth is a beautiful place to be, I’m actually picking up more information about that here at the table. We also like to do outdoor things” said Elizabeth Ushinski of Auburn.
From apple picking and harvest festivals, to fall foliage along the Mohawk Trail and in the foothills of the Berkshires.
From west to east, the beauty of Massachusetts in the fall boasts big business for state tourism.
James Barnett of Webster told 22News: “Small business people, the people in your community, are who you need to support. Tourism is [integral] to that and us as citizens getting out and driving around seeing what’s there that we haven’t gone to before.”
Perhaps the most popular place to go in the fall is the country’s biggest Halloween town, Salem, Massachusetts, where you can learn about the history of the witch trials.