HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Western Massachusetts is still waiting for peak Fall Foliage. 22News is working for you with the best places to get a glimpse of changing colors.
The short answer is, the further North and West you go, the better the color.
New England is known for its breath taking scenic views of fall foliage. The season may have been a tad delayed, but the colors are beginning to change western Massachusetts.
Due to the lack of rainfall here in western Massachusetts the changing of the colors on the trees have been a bit delayed, now were beginning to see a little but more color.
People who have left Massachusetts and have come back, saying the colors are just not the same anywhere else.
Just ask Sister Frances MacKay, from Enfield, Connecticut, “I was stationed once in the south and you don’t have that and I really missed it, it’s so beautiful.”
If your looking to go somewhere this weekend and take advantage of what you can see here’s what you need to know.
Joshua Knox, Superintendent of western Massachusetts Trustees of Reservations told 22News, “Right now the best fall foliage is in areas where the trees are a little stressed, we have red maples in the swamp areas so if you wanted to go to Bear Swamp in Asheville we have some beautiful red colors up there.”
That’s in Franklin County.
With the peak of the season, looking to be late October early November, you can head to Peaked Mountain in Monson, Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, and Sheffield in southern Berkshire County.