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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Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Cost–Members $12; Non-members $20 Contact Information —413.298.3239×3013 cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org Want to explore the Housatonic River on your own? Come to the Cobble between 12 and 4 pm on Saturday or Sunday and rent a boat![...]
LATE, GREAT MOZART including the clarinet quintet, featuring Eric Hoeprich K.563, K.581 =====
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm
The very best in New Orleans style Jazz, Gospel & Blues. A world touring band. Together since 1971. Touring all parts of the United States.  
Becket, MA–MIAMI CITY BALLET Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
Described as “bold, light, immediate, intensely musical” (The New York Times), Miami City Ballet makes its first Festival appearance since 1998. Works on the program exhibit the company’s wide range and prowess, including master choreographer[...]
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass[...]
PRE-CONCERT TALK at 7 pm by members of the BEMF directorial team IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION: Not finding the seats you are looking for?   Tickets for this event are also available for purchase directly through Boston[...]

Experience the Regions Rich and Varied Heritage.

Featured Tours & Walks


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.


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.


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.


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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Housatonic Heritage – in partnership with the National Park Service.

Housatonic Heritage is a partner of the
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.