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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Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm
Ballet Hispanico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispanico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post). Ballet Hispanico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion[...]
Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
  The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number[...]
Stockbridge, MA–“Arsenic and Old Lace” @ The Berkshire Theatre Group-The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrated as playwright Joseph Kesselring’s most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a side-splitting, farcical tale. An American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace first debuted on Broadway in 1941, in which New York Times[...]
“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with[...]
Lakeville, CT–Piano Concert Series Featuring Oxana Yablonskaya @ The Hotchkiss School--Katherine M. Elfers Hall • Esther Eastman Music Center
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
CONCERT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (860) 435-2591 Summer Portals offers a free concert series to the Portals community and the public. World-renowned artists and student performers share the stage in Hotchkiss’s state-of-the-art[...]
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm
Ballet Hispanico brings captivating style, crisp technique, and charismatic bravado to the Ted Shawn Theatre. “The versatile Ballet Hispanico dancers are exquisite” (The Washington Post). Ballet Hispanico offers the thrilling diversity of Latino culture—a fusion[...]
Becket, MA–ATE9 DANCECOMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 8:15 pm
Led by “choreography’s It girl” (The Los Angeles Times) Danielle Agami, the Los Angeles-based Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY brings the mesmerizing intensity of Gaga movement to the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. A former company member and rehearsal[...]
Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm
  The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number[...]

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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