TOWN PROFILE: Village of Shelburne Falls in Massachusettes
Shelbourne Falls in Franklin County is about a 3 1/2 hour drive up I-91 from NYC. Depending on your start location, it is a great weekend getaway. There are cool glacial potholes, walkable bridge of flowers, viewable glassblowing studios and many other artisan shops, a quaint main street with restaurants and stores and access to all sorts of seasonal sports. And, its location in the Berkshire foothills and along the Mohawk Trail make for a beautiful and historic location.
Check out Ollies Downunder Bar and Grille, Kenburne Orchards B&B (second hand recommendation), and Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, or Zoar Outdoors, or Berkshire East for zip lining and other outdoor activities. There is no shortage of ways to play outside whether its in the rivers in the summer, in the trees in the fall or on the slopes in the winter. Visit the High Ledges for an easy hike, with wonderful views or take a scenic drive on route 2 West.
Plan to visit over Columbus Day weekend and enjoy the hokey but fun Fall Festival in Ashfield, MA - 15 minutes form Shelburne.
Having just won a $9,000 grant from the Massachusetts Electric Company, the business district of Shelburne Falls will be working with Envinronmental Compliance services to reduce their carbon footprint and develop a sustainable business plan. Bravo.
Many thanks to Emily Crehan for her Shelburne Falls recommendation.
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