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.

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

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Norfolk, CT–Gerry Douglas @ INFINITY Music Hall
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
Dobro master and 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Known for his role as[...]
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Help us care for our beautiful native gardens, trails/boardwalks, and education spaces. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects throughout the sanctuary. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come to learn from experts, play, experiment, talk to your neighbors about what they’re doing, enjoy performances, and get inspired. Demonstrations • Kids activities • Presentations • Marketplace • Workshops Samples • Games • Hikes[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming,[...]
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming,[...]
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming,[...]
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming,[...]
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
$25 General Admission ~Includes a signed copy of the new Tom Ingersoll CD “Friday” Berkshire native and singer-songwriter Tom Ingersoll hits the stage with his all-star band to perform and celebrate the release of his[...]

Experience the Regions Rich and Varied Heritage.

Featured Tours & Walks

 

2018 – 17th ANNUAL “HOUSATONIC HERITAGE 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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