Shelburne

Shelburne lies along the eastern banks of the Deerfield River, which flows along the town's southern and western border. Several brooks feed into the river through the town, flowing down from several low peaks of the foothills of The Berkshires. The town is situation on 23.4 sure miles and is bordered by Colrain on the north, Greenfield on the east, Deerfield and Conway on the southeast and south, and Buckland on the west. It has a population of approximately 1,780. The village of Shelburne Falls is located partly in Shelburne and partly in neighboring Buckland.

Attractions

Bridge of Flowers, between Buckland and Shelburne in downtown Shelburne Falls. The former trolley bridge, connecting the two sections of the downtown area, was coverted into a pathway of flowers in 1929 and is maintained by the Bridge of Flowers Committee of the Shelburne Falls Women's Club.

Glacial Potholes, in the river below Salmon falls, off Deerfield Avenue, below the TransCanada power company dam on the Shelburne side. The waterfall has three cataracts with more than 50 potholes attesting to the thousands of years of erosion since the last ice age 14,000 years ago. A walkway provides a scenic view.

High Ledges, offers scenic views. These trails are through Audubon-protected woods on Mt. Massamet. The main trail is well-cleared and suitable for families and casual strolls. From Route 2, High Ledges can be reached by turning onto Little Mohawk Road in Shelburne, then following High Ledges/Audubon signs.

Shelburne Historical Society Museum, Maple and Church streets. Operated by the Shelburne Historical Society in the former two-story Arms Academy building. Collection dates from the 1700s to the present. There is also a library with a number of New England genealogical volumes. The museum is open on Wednesday from Noon to 4:00 pm. During the summer it is open additionally on the 2nd and 4th Sundays (July to September) Noon to 4 pm. Special group visits or appointments can be arranged by phone, call 413-625-6150.

Memorial Hall, is a 425-seat theater, originally built as an opera house in the 1800s. It now features film, concert, opera and theater productions.

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum hosts rides on Trolley Car No. 10, the last surviving car from the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway, which once hauled freight from the rail yard in Shelburne to the mills of Colrain, and passengers back to the village. (413) 625-9443

Shelburne Grange Fair, is annually held on the fourth Saturday in August at Fellowship Hall on Little Mohawk Road in Shelburne. The agricultural fair features crafts, food exhibits, flea market, entertainment and chicken barbecue. Call 413-625-6306 for further information.

Bridge of Flowers 10K Classic, is a 10-kilometer road race. The footrace is held the second Saturday in August.

Shelburne Falls Riverfest, is annually held the second weekend in June as a celebration along the Deerfield River. It features educational programs, music crafts, rafting and the annual "Frog Parade". For further information call 413-625-6628, the Shelburne Falls Business Association 413-625-2526 or visit http://shelburnefalls.com/

Iron Bridge Dinner is held every August on the Iron Bridge, which crosses the Deerfield River parallel to the Bridge of Flowers. Local restaurants cater this Shelburne Falls Business Association benefit. (413) 625-2526 or visit http://shelburnefalls.com/

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Event Information
Location

March 01

Nice and Easy Walks

March 02

Reading the Forested Landscape

March 02

Reading the Forested Landscape

March 02

INDOOR STORYWALKS®

March 02

Carnegie Public Library Book Sale

March 02

Factory Talk: The John Russelll Cutlery Factory**

March 03

Valley Tea Dance

March 04

Franklin First: Youth Financial Education Program