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.

EVENTS

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Two days of fun for all, indoors and out…restaurant crawl, live music, art exhibits, winter sports and hiking (on feet, snowshoes or skis), stained glass window tours, kids’ activities and more. When you get here,[...]
WINter Weekend in Norfolk CT @ Weekend in Norfolk, CT
Feb 25 all-day
WINter Weekend in Norfolk CT @ Weekend in Norfolk, CT | Norfolk | Connecticut | United States
NORFOLK–Norfolk’s first annual WINter Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25, will highlight the town’s winter beauty during two days of fun and activities for all, both indoors and outdoors. Visitors will find[...]
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
During the winter it can be much easier to spot some of the treasures in the forest. Bring your family for a walk at the Cobble and collect some natural objects as you go. Back[...]
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse! Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s[...]
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: NOFA Member – $15; General Public – $20; * Add $5 for walk in registration on day of event Join NOFA/Mass and Berkshire Agricultural Ventures for this workshop spotlighting innovations in season extension and connect[...]
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse! Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s[...]
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse! Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s[...]
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Audience: All (suitable for children 6 – 18 years) Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00 Enjoy a moonlit winter evening at one of our sanctuaries to listen and watch for owls[...]

Experience the Regions Rich and Varied Heritage.

Featured Tours & Walks

FREE WALKING TOURS

Tour historic estate gardens and town districts, 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.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE EXPERTS

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 estate garden tours; and natural resources organizations will provide access to the region’s most interesting outdoor recreational areas, including the Housatonic River.

NEW THIS YEAR: FARM WALKS

This year’s Walks include ‘farm walks’ that offer residents and visitors an insider view of the area’s operating farms and an opportunity to meet the farmers and ask questions. Participating farms include Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton, MA, Brattle Farm in Lenox, MA, and Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, CT.

HERITAGE WALKS

Three Autumn Weekends Are Filled With Free, Guided Tours. The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) invites you to the 15th annual Heritage Walks Weekends on three autumn weekends –Saturday & SundaySeptember 17 & 18, September 24 & 25, and October 1 & 2. More than 50 free, guided tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (MA) and Litchfield County (CT).

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