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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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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10:00 am
Cross the new bog bridging, observe the beautiful wetland, and learn about the history of this property! Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes) Description: This 2-mile hike highlights the history of Bob’s Way, ranging[...]
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Nico Muhly’s Marnie, based on Winston Graham’s novel, which in turn inspired Alfred Hitchock’s suspenseful thriller, has its U.S. premiere at the Met this season. — Box Office: 413-528-0100
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Instructor: Tammis Coffin – Educator, Mass Audubon Audience: Adult Members: $12.00 / Nonmembers: $15.00 Greet the changing seasons with wide eyes and an open heart. Relax into the beauty of the woods, waters, and trails[...]
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
The Bidwell House Museum Benefit for the museum with live music, refreshments, silent auction and good cheer. For tickets: 413-528-6888. A Colonial History Museum–a National Register of Historic Places An authentic experience in lifeways of[...]
8:00 pm
Back by popular demand, Arlo Guthrie performs one of America’s greatest musical treasures. — Box Office: 413-528-0100 ===
10:30 am
Difficulty: Easy to moderate (easy pace, little elevation changes) Description: Hike Steepletop Reserve that is Berkshire Natural Resource Council’s largest property. With more than 1,200 acres, miles of wood road, and expanses of wetland, mature[...]
Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
Audience: Family (suitable for children 7 – 18 years) Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00 Enjoy a moonlit evening at our sanctuaries to listen and watch for owls and other nocturnal[...]
Gt. Barrington, MA–The Wizard of Oz (1939) @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
The Mahaiwe continues its annual tradition screening The Wizard of Oz over Thanksgiving weekend. Box Office: 413-528-0100

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Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area – in partnership with the National Park Service.