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

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10:30 am
Join us for a scavenger hunt hike! We’ll bring hand lenses and a field microscope to take a look at the little things. Please bring water and snack and wear sturdy footwear. Directions: Thomas and[...]
10:30 am
Family Hiking Series with BNRC, GBLC, and CHP Description: Join us for a scavenger hunt hike! We’ll bring hand lenses and a field microscope to take a look at the little things. Please bring water[...]
4:00 pm
There is a cast of fascinating characters in The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal and Architecture in Gilded Age New York by art historian and museum director Suzanne Hinman. Her remarkable story centers on[...]
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
There is a cast of fascinating characters in The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal and Architecture in Gilded Age New York by art historian and museum director Suzanne Hinman. Her remarkable story centers on[...]
10:00 am
Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA Audience: Adult Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $5.00 A relaxing walk in the woods can be the perfect way find balance in your life. Bess will help you[...]
Lanesboro, MA–“Wintergreen” (Folk music by this local trio) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public. ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.[...]
6:00 pm
Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up) Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00 Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for[...]
Aug 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States
6:15 pm
Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday[...]

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Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

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