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Programs & Initiatives: Heritage Walks

Annual Heritage Walks Program


2014 Housatonic Heritage Walks Schedule: 
The Heritage Walks are scheduled for two weekends---September 20 & 21 and October 4 & 5, 2014  

An annual event, the Housatonic Heritage Walks program provides more then 60 FREE guided walks to the most interesting historic, cultural and natural sites in Berkshire County, Mass., and Litchfield County, Conn. region.   

All types of walks are offered, ranging from tours of historic buildings, cemeteries, and town centers, hikes on the Appalachian Trail, walks through industrial heritage sites and ruins, walks and bike rides on old country roads that have a history, behind-the-scenes tours at various performing arts venues, and strolls through formal gardens and estates. The  Walks take place at established heritage and cultural sites, as well as less familiar areas. Also included in this program are canoe trips on the Housatonic River, and “family friendly” walks. All ages – all people are invited to join us !  Local experts leading the tours will help participants explore the region’s rich and varied historical, cultural, industrial and environmental history.

A great many historically and culturally significant venues will open their doors to the public on these weekends. Natural resource conservation organizations provide access to many of the region’s significant resource areas, and provide interpretive talks about those resources.

The 2014 Heritage Walks are presented in cooperation with the National Parks Service, Berkshire Visitors Bureau and all of our partner sites offering the Walks.


Heritage Walks

Heritage Walks

Heritage Walks