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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What’s Happening

The Latest News About the Housatonic Heritage Area.


Plan Your Visit

Find what you need to know when planning your visit.

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Upcoming events in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.



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Programs for teachers & students…


Programs & Initiatives

We seek to to tell the story of the Upper Housatonic Valley by interpreting our unique heritage in compelling and engaging ways.


Heritage Area Map

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


All Events >

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River Walk depends on volunteers! Volunteer Workdays provide an opportunity for community members to contribute to the care of the trail. Come make a difference! Register to join us for one of these community work[...]
May 20 @ 8:00 pm
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Rock ‘n’ roll is often hard to define, or even to find, in these fractured musical times. But to paraphrase an old saying, you know it when you hear it. And you always hear it[...]
May 21 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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Instructor: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires Audience: Adult Members: $44.00 Nonmembers: $59.00 Join Zach Adams from Mass Audubon for a 3 part series on spring birding. Sign up for the whole series of three[...]
9:00 am
Journey to Chester On Track, the 21st annual railroad-themed family festival in downtown Chester, MA on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, held rain or shine. The event gathers some of the very best[...]
10:30 am
Join Berkshire Family Hikes for a child-led stroll along the accessible trail and boardwalk at Parsons Marsh. Interactive signs along the trail will connect kids to the spring happenings around them. We’ll discover spring wildflowers,[...]
1:00 pm
soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone,[...]
7:30 am
Grab your binoculars and join Greg Ward Meet at the Lake Mansfield Beach Area. Over 100 bird species have been recorded as seen at Lake Mansfield! For details and to register for this program Song[...]
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Discover the wonder of trees! Michael Wojtech teaches us to look closely at the bark and other features that help us to distinguish each species. He will share his knowledge through a hands-on workshop and[...]

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Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

In partnership with the National Park Service