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Columbus Day Fun in Shelburne Falls

SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (WGGB) — Sara Polverini and her family had big plans when they pulled into Shelburne Falls this morning.

Sara has made the trip several times, but today is different. It’s her son’s first time in town.

“Just the sense of starting a tradition,” says Polverini of Chicopee. “It’s just a nice area and everything’s beautiful.”

That seemed to be a common theme.

Today was Coco Taylor’s first trip to Shelburne Falls, too.

“We just wanted to have a chance to get some fresh air and see the leaves before they were gone,” said Coco’s father Roger Taylor.

And of course there’s plenty to see, beyond the changing leaves. One can’t-miss stop for many families — The Bridge of Flowers.

“Flowers were pretty,” says Coco, who tells us the pink roses are her favorite.

“He’ll love the flowers,” said Sara, looking at her son. “Hopefully when we get up to Mt. Greylock, he’ll enjoy the view as much as we do.”

From the Glacier Potholes to the bustling sidewalks, today was definitely a family affair.

“This is like the first time I kinda actually get to have a feel for the town, and I really like it,” said Maddie Gerwe, who’s visiting with her dad.

For Maddie, the best part is definitely the food. And it sounds like she’ll be taking some home.

Both the Gerwes and the Taylors have plans to go apple picking at Apex Orchards on their way out of town.

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