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Upper Housatonic Valley Heritage Walks

September 26, 2021

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 3, 2021

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area announces the 19th annual autumn Heritage Walks on the Saturdays & Sundays of September 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12 & 18, 19 & 25, 26 & October 2, 3.   80+ free, guided interpretive tours will be offered throughout Berkshire County, MA, and Litchfield County, CT.

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

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 canoe paddling trip on the Housatonic River & a bike tour on scenic country roads.

All ages & all people are invited to join us!

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]

2021 Heritage Walk participants will be subject to federal & state guidelines for safe conduct during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.