Experience the rich history, culture and nature in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area through hiking, biking, historic homes, river experiences and more.


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The Latest News About the Housatonic Heritage Area.


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Upcoming events in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.



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Programs & Initiatives

We seek to to tell the story of the Upper Housatonic Valley by interpreting our unique heritage in compelling and engaging ways.


Heritage Area Map

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area includes nine towns in Connecticut and twenty in Massachusetts.


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Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
featuring the following Vendors and Products : *Carol Bonci aka Cafe Lally , savory baked goods + an introduction to Love Feast by Komini , vegetarian India prepared foods & Hosta Hill fermented foods * Margaret Tully ,[...]
Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail. Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson[...]
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Salisbury, MA–Saturday Farmers Market @ Scoville Memorial Library Lawn
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Experience the Regions Rich and Varied Heritage.

Featured Tours & Walks



Sept. 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30–Autumn Weekends Are Filled With Free, Guided Intrepretive Tours:

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) invites you to the annual Heritage Walks Weekends.  60+ free, guided tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (MA) and Litchfield County (CT).

Expert regional historians, naturalists, and environmentalists will lead participants on an exploration to learn about our region’s rich heritage. Historical and cultural venues will open their doors to the public for free behind-the-scenes and historic estate garden tours and town districts;  natural resources organizations will provide access to the region’s most interesting outdoor recreational areas.  Enjoy nature walks and trail hikes, and experience industrial-site ruins that were once thriving industries. Also included is a canoe trip on the Housatonic River, bike rides along scenic country roads, interpretive walks at the area’s oldest cemeteries, a Native American village walk and many other kinds of walks.


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Housatonic Heritage – in partnership with the National Park Service.

Housatonic Heritage is a partner of the
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.