Tourists leave Franklin County as foliage season winds down

Local businesses say the weather this year was more cooperative.

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Last weekend was considered the peak for the foliage in Franklin County. The fall colors are fading, and the tourist visits are expected to decrease as well.

There’s still some color, but the wind has blown most of the leaves off the trees. The fall foliage season is considered the busiest time of year for businesses as many people from around the world come to see the changing leaves.

Hager’s Farm Market is located in Shelburne Falls on the Mohawk Trail, one of the busiest roads during foliage season. Owner Chip Hager said that the weather has helped his business as well.

“Compared to last year it was a little bit better,” he told 22News. “Last year, it seemed like it rained every weekend. And this year it was pretty good weather throughout the whole season.”

It’s expected to stay busy in Franklin County for a little while longer. The 22nd Annual Franklin County Cider Days takes place during the first weekend in November., which includes cider tastings, workshops, and orchard tours in 20 locations across Franklin County.