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Event Series Event Series: Upper Housatonic Valley Heritage Walks

Upper Housatonic Valley Heritage Walks

September 2, 2023

FREE, guided interpretive walks to the most interesting historic, cultural, industrial, natural and scenic sites in Berkshire County, MA, & Litchfield County, CT.

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area announces the 21st annual autumn Housatonic Heritage Walks on Sept. 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24 and Sept. 30 & Oct. 1.

The public is invited to participate in these family-oriented, interpretive walks, offered in partnership with our region’s historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation organizations and the National Park Service. The Heritage Walks are the ideal opportunity to experience and learn about our region’s rich and varied local history.

Historians, naturalists, and environmentalists will lead participants on explorations through historic estate gardens and town districts, behind-the-scenes cultural site tours, nature walks, trail hikes, and tours of many of the industrial-site ruins that were once thriving local industries.  There will be Native-American and African American history walks & a bike tour on scenic country roads.

Detailed Heritage Walks brochures are available at libraries, post offices, restaurants and grocery stores in the region.  The Walks schedule is also available at:  https://housatonicheritage.org/events/heritage-walks/

To request a brochure by mail, email  [email protected]

The HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS are a partnership between the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, the numerous heritage organizations in the Upper Housatonic River Valley, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, and the National Park Service.