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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Alford, MA–Beginner Birding by Ear @ Alford Springs Preserve
May 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
7:00 am
Limited space, please RSVP to mauman@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596. Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes) Description: Join BNRC and Hoffmann Bird Club member, Ed Neumuth, as we will hike a portion of the beautiful Father[...]
7:00 pm
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Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
8:00 am
May 14,21,28, 2019 (Tuesday) 8:00am – 10:00am audience: Adult                 Fee: Free Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight[...]
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Family Hiking Series with Berkshire Natural Resources Council, GBLC, and CHP Description: Join us for a guided 1.5-mile hike on the CHP Trail. Our hike is a perfect way to enjoy nature discovery. We’ll explore[...]
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Guided Hikes for Kids: CHP (Community Health Programs) Nature Exploration Hike . Come have some fun! Bring your kids for a guided hike with leaders from WIC, Berkshire Natural Resources Council  & Gt. Barrington Land[...]
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – FREE Birding @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 22 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
7:00 am
Audience: Adult Fee: Free Pleasant Valley’s beaver ponds, wetlands, and woods are super sites to see beautiful warblers, thrushes, tanager, orioles, and more during the peak of migration. We’ll explore rich bird habitat and observe[...]
3:00 pm
Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes) Description: Join the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) in walking the Old Mill Trail which follows the East Branch of the Housatonic[...]
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
7:00 am
Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader Audience: Adult Fee: Free Canoe Meadow’s beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially waterfowl, warblers, swallow, orioles, and more. We’ll explore wetlands,[...]

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