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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This 5.0 mile hike combines the AT & the last section in the Mohawk Trail Series. Starting at the Great Falls, the AT runs along the Housatonic River over the Iron Bridge. It continues up[...]
This 5.0 mile hike combines the AT & the last section in the Mohawk Trail Series. Starting at the Great Falls, the AT runs along the Housatonic River over the Iron Bridge. It continues up[...]
Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October. Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander[...]
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Birding at Pleasant Valley @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Instructor: Drew Johnson – Naturalist Audience: Adult Members & Nonmembers: Free Spring and fall are ideal times to look for migrant birds of all kinds. Our sanctuaries offer serene, protected landscapes to observe and study[...]
Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years) Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 —Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00 Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife that[...]
Stockbridge, MA–Luigi Pirandello’s “Naked” @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm
“How could I invent you if you didn’t exist?”  Hailed as one of the great playwrights of all-time, Nobel Prize-winner Luigi Pirandello’s Naked,  delves deep into the struggle of self-identity, and the tendency to skew reality[...]

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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