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.


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It’s Weekend in Norfolk, and this year we invite you to join us in Norfolk’s many beautiful outdoor settings. Whether you choose to tour the historic village, hike one or more of our many trails,[...]
Lanesborough, MA–Sat Farmers Market @ Berkshire Mall parking lot
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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featuring the following Vendors and Products : *Carol Bonci aka Cafe Lally , savory baked goods + an introduction to Love Feast by Komini , vegetarian India prepared foods & Hosta Hill fermented foods * Margaret Tully ,[...]
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail. Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson[...]
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Trip Length: 3 – 4 miles Level: Beginner (6+yrs) Get the family out on the river. We’ll paddle upstream from Woods Pond and back enjoying the Housatonic River as we search for painted turtles and[...]

Experience the Regions Rich and Varied Heritage.

Featured Tours & Walks

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Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

In partnership with the National Park Service