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 Latest News About the Housatonic Heritage Area.

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Events

Upcoming events in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

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Education

Programs for teachers & students…

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Programs & Initiatives

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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Heritage Area Map

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

EVENTS

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Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29.  
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Tracking Workshop: Weasels and Rodents @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Instructor: Dale Abrams Member fee: $15.00 Nonmembers: $20.00 Hoppers and bounders, such as squirrels and weasels, leave behind fascinating tracking mysteries that reveal their secretive habits and survival strategies. Explore the trails at Pleasant Valley[...]
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Instructor: Zach Adams Member fee: $22.00 Nonmembers: $28.00 Trek to the summit of Lenox Mountain and experience the winter life of the plants and animals of Pleasant Valley. This hike is designed to be fun[...]
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Instructor: Zach Adams Member fee: $10.00 Nonmembers: $12.00 Enjoy a starlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. This[...]
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Instructor: Zach Adams Member fee: $10.00 Nonmembers: $12.00 Enjoy a starlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. This[...]
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Instructor: Zach Adams Member fee: $10.00 Nonmembers: $12.00 Enjoy a starlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. This[...]
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Instructor: Zach Adams Member fee: $0.00 Nonmembers: $0.00 Enjoy a starlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. This[...]
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her.  

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Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

In partnership with the National Park Service