Leaf Peepers Wanted

By
Real Estate Agent with Landmark, REALTORS

Autumn in Western Massachusetts is a beautiful time of the year,

 Fall Foliage  

there is so much to see and do.  Many people visit just to experience the explosion of colors as the leaves change, traveling the Mohawk Trail and visiting Historic Deerfield and The Berkshires.  In September, people travel from across the country to visit the Eastern States Exposition and Six Flags New England attracts huge crowds in October for Fright Fest!  Planning a visit check out valleyvisitor.com

 

The English Puritans that settled Western Massachusettsin 1636 must have been awed by the mountains of color.  Since those early settlers many famous people have called Western Massachusetts home and experienced the beauty of autumn.  Nick Buoniconti- NFL Hall of Fame middle linebacker; Bill Cosby; Emily Dickinson; Dr. Suess; Timothy Leary - scientist, writer and drug pioneer was born in Springfield, MA; The members of the band Staind; Norman Rockwell worked in the Berkshires; James Taylor, Robert Frost spent several years of his life in Amherst, MA., all enjoying the beauty of the region.

 

There are four counties that make up Western Massachusetts: Hampden County, Hampshire County, Franklin County and Berkshire County.  Springfield is the largest city in Western Massachusetts and is a city of many firsts.  Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891 in Springfield and it is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame.  The first gasoline powered car was produced in Springfield in 1892 and in 1901 the first American motorcycle company, Indian Motorcycle was founded there.  I am sure many cool fall days were enjoyed taking rides through the countryside on those early vehicles.

 

Over 800,000 people live in Western Massachusetts.  We would love to have you visit and once you have experienced autumn in Western Mass. if you would like to learn even more about living here let a Landmark Agent be your guide.

Comments (9)

Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Art: Great photo. Makes me want to go and experience it. Cheers

Aug 24, 2008 03:53 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Great photo!  I have to admit it is beautiful, although I am not quite ready for autumn!

Aug 24, 2008 04:22 PM
Anonymous
Art Ferrara

Matt:  Thanks for the comment, this was my first post and that's the response I hoped for. - Art

Tony and Darcy: Thank you for the comment.  I hear ya, I'm not ready yet either because that means winter is right behind it, you won't read a post by me why I love winter in Western Mass.  Glad you liked the photo - Art

Aug 25, 2008 12:03 AM
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Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC
Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Aug 25, 2008 01:02 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Art, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc.

Best - Sash 

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Aug 25, 2008 02:17 AM
Anonymous
Art Ferrara

Lorena - Thanks for the welcome and words of encouragement. - Art

Sash - Thanks for the welcome and the link to the video.  I'll check it out and let you know what I think. - Art

Aug 25, 2008 04:40 AM
#6
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Aug 25, 2008 07:20 AM
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Art Ferrara - Landmark, REALTORS

Hi Peg:  Thanks for the welcome, I am sure I will enjoy it and find it a great resource.  I hope that my posts provide some enjoyment and insight as well.  Cheers, Art

Aug 25, 2008 09:03 AM
#8
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Aug 26, 2008 07:11 AM