We team up with our partners to tell the stories of our unique New England region—stories we believe will inspire curiosity among visitors, residents, scholars, children, historians and conservationists.

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The Upper Housatonic Valley is geographically distinctive: Its boundaries create the mostly rural watershed of the Housatonic River’s path through much of Berkshire County and Northwest Connecticut. In this region, we investigate, interpret and preserve the stories of this region in a corner of New England rich with history, cultural legacy and natural resources.

Our goal is to foster a richer experience of visiting, exploring, learning and understanding the Upper Housatonic Region. We are dedicated to conserving this heritage while supporting compatible economic opportunities.

Click here to download a full size PDF map of the Heritage Area (653K)

The Connecticut towns: Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, and Warren. The Massachusetts towns are Alford, Becket, Dalton, Egremont, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesboro, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlboro, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, and West Stockbridge.