Colrain is situated on 43.37 square miles with a population of approximately 1600. The eastern border follows the Green River, bordering Leyden with Greenfield to the southeast. To the west lies Heath, with Charlemont to the southwest; to the north are the towns of Halifax and Guilford Vermont; and to the south is Shelburne Falls. Colrain is home to two state forests, Catamount State Forest to the Southwest, and half of the H.O. Cook State Forest to the northeast.


Colrain Historical Society, consolidated with the G. William Pitt House and Collection on Main Street. The collection illustrates a variety of lifestyles from the many villages making up the town of Colrain. It includes decorative objects, household items, farming equipment, textiles and clothing. Also featured are books and papers on Colrain history. Open by appointment (413) 624-0106.

Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge, on Lyonsville Road, is a restored 112-year, 100- foot bridge, that can be used for foot traffic. The bridge incorporates the Burr truss, which was first used by Theodore Burr, from Torringford, CT, in 1804. It's a design which uses a web of king-post trusses reinforced by an arch.

Catamount State Forest, located on 1,125 acres in southwestern Colrain and eastern Charlemont, accessible from Four Mile Square Road. A 27-acre lake and nearby streams are stocked with trout. The area offers hiking and bridle trails as well as the opportunity for various winter activities.  413-339-5504

H.O. Cook State Forest is located one mile east of Route 8A on State Farm Road in northwestern Colrain and northeastern Heath, one-half south of the Vermont state line. Its 1,620 acres offer hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding trails and winter activities. The more than five miles of streams boast native brook trout. (413) 339-5504

Glowing Glory is a neon American flag that was erected on Kenneth Shearer's dairy farm following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The 16-foot-by-28-foot flag, which was designed by Tony "Pacifico" Palumbo, is clearly visible to those who drive into Colrain on Colrain-Shelburne Road.

Crafts of Colrain Studio Tour, features about 20 artisans at work. The event happens the second weekend of November.

Event Information

April 13

Spirit Week at Yankee Candle Village

April 15

Franklin First: Youth Financial Education Program

April 15

Celebrate Earth Day: A Passion for the Planet Showing at Greenfield Garden Cinema

April 18

The Power to Persevere!

April 19

Greenfield Ukelele Players

April 19

Nice and Easy Walks

April 19

Swing Dance

April 19

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat