Documents about our past and present.

Copies of the National Park Service feasibility study and brochure are available for download in PDF format. These documents chronicle the work that was performed in pursuit of our designation as a National Heritage Area, and contain volumes of pertinent background information about the Upper Housatonic Valley:

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) has released the results of their 2016 economic impact study. The report concludes that the federally-funded National Heritage Area generates $169.9 million in annual economic impact, supports 1,944 jobs, and generates $15.0 million in tax revenue for the Berkshire County region. Read the full report here:

Come explore the special places of the Housatonic River . . .
from its headwaters north of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, south to Kent, Connecticut. Enjoy riverfront walks through forested hillsides, a quiet float along meandering flat water, or the heady rush of world class rapids.

Quaint New England villages dot your journey, full of history and surrounded by spectacular natural beauty. Writers, artists and vacationers alike are drawn to the region from all over the world. Visit the historic home of Herman Melville, or stroll through the Norman Rockwell or Sloane Stanley museums. Find your welcome here – the Head of the Housatonic River valley in southwestern New England.

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area publishes a mid-winter annual report. Here is the most recent report in PDF format:

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