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.

EVENTS

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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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