Hilltown Community Development Corporation Highlights Fall Foliage Landmarks

CHESTERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — If you’re planning on enjoying the fall foliage this long weekend, a Chesterfield nonprofit wants you to take the scenic route through the Hilltowns. Broadband has only just arrived this year in the Hilltowns and now they are using print and digital means to show you what these local businesses can offer.

From Ashfield to Granville, this map gives you a list of local businesses and where to find them.

“We have a lot of people making things from home,” said Hilltown resident Dave Christopolis. Christopolis is also the executive director of the Hilltown Community Development Corporation, which is the organization behind the list.

He said the Hilltowns have a lot to offer, from handicrafts to scenic rides. “There are a lot of people living here trying to make a living by working for themselves and they have to find markets for their products. So if we can get people here for that, that’s a good thing.

The Williamsburg General Store is one of the first stops on this list because Williamsburg is the gateway to the Hilltowns, but they hope you stick around here for a while.

“Why not? Beautiful corners of the world, really and very accessible,” said David Majercik, owner emeritus of the Williamsburg General Store.

With the popularity of remote work, some are choosing to extend their stay in parts of the Hilltowns. According to the New York Times, Plainfield’s population grew by 16% in 2020.

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