SHELBURNE, Mass. (WWLP) – It is officially fall; a season that means so much to businesses along the Mohawk Trail in Franklin County. There is a lot of anticipation for the foliage, and the many tourists that come along with it.
Peak foliage season runs all through October in Franklin County. It is a time when tourists from all over the country drive through to look at the leaves. Many are returning visitors who enjoy all of the area’s outdoor activities in the summer, while others come just for the autumn.
Martha Wholey, manager of the Mohawk Trading Post in Shelburne, told 22News that they depend on the increase in business during the leaf peeping season.
“The four weeks from the beginning of October until the last weekend in October are our busiest. We do most of our business in those four weeks,” Wholey said.
Wholey told 22News that despite the drought’s effects on the leaves, she is still expecting plenty of customers. If the weather is good, she expects to see four times as many people as on Labor Day weekend.