The Shelburne Falls area is rich with opportunities to get out and explore. There is so much going on, it's hard to decide where to begin your adventure. You really can't go wrong, no matter which direction you take.
Shelburne Falls and the surrounding towns flourish with culture and entertainment to meet any taste. Boasting a nationally recognized classical concert series, poetry series and local live theater, the area fills out your entertainment dreams with current and classical movies, plays, and even live broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera in a 420 seat opera hall. A local symphony orchestra and chorus provide opportunities for you to listen and also participate in showcasing your musical talents.
Arts & Crafts
You name it, some artisan is probably creating that special art piece right here in these hills.
With a deep tradition of artistry and craftsmanship, the area now has an exciting assortment of art and crafts that range from the beautifully traditional through the practical to the forward edge of exquisitely modern and innovative design.
Every medium is represented here – from metal to glass, stone to fabric, oils to clay, or wood to wool – all for you to experience while you're in our region. This is a landscape peopled by those who have used their hands for centuries and now are joined by the next wave of craftsmen and artists. Come discover the arts and crafts inspired by the beauty and tranquility of these hills cross-pollinated with the urban and international.
Western New England has a rich history dating back to the first colonies in New England, and before that, centuries of Native American lore. Shelburne Falls is built around Salmon Falls, a traditional fishing site where Native Americans filled their larders with salmon spawning upstream from the Connecticut River.
The tradition continued through the Industrial Revolution, with early metal foundries and factories harnessing the power of local rivers to produce tools and machinery for early farmers. Today that history is celebrated in museums and historical societies in many of the area towns.
Whether you're spending just one day here or enjoying an extended stay in the area, we have shopping options to suit every taste. No matter how long you visit, don't leave without something special to remember your time here.