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Shelburne Falls was featured on ABC 5's Chronicle as their "Mystery Town". Watch this great video for lots of hints of what mystery town they are profiling. Yes, you know the answer but watch it anyway.

Then watch this video which reveals the answer.

"The Reveal"

CLOSE your eyes and think of a great American road. Whatever ribbon of highway is unfurling across your mental windshield, it’s probably not in Massachusetts. But the state that gave America Jack Kerouac also built the Mohawk Trail, a Berkshire Mountains-straddling, automotive-age incarnation of an ancient Native American footpath between the Hudson and Connecticut River valleys.

Read the full article.

UP in the highlands of western Massachusetts, a Brigadoon lies squirreled away in the dense forest.


The Deerfield River bisects Shelburne Falls, along the scenic Mohawk Trail. Indians fished for salmon at the falls on the Deerfield River here in the 17th century; Europeans settled here in the 18th century. After the Mohawk Trail, designated a scenic road, opened early in the 20th century, touring families began to discover the attractions of this town, named for William Petty, Earl of Shelburne. And now, 100 years later, explorers have arrived from out West.

In the last year, Hollywood has made Shelburne Falls the cinematic canvas for two movies. Overnight, with a little window dressing, this village can mutate into other places or eras. Any morning, townsfolk could wake up in a Colonial village, the Wild West or even Indiana.

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July 19, 2014

Downtown Shelburne Falls
Follow the “decorated shoes” throughout the Village. Mingle with local artists, view demonstrations, enjoy live music, participate in community art projects, and ride Trolley No.10. Recently, the Village of Shelburne Falls was designated a Cultural District by Massachusetts Cultural Council. Come and see why!

 
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

For more information: http://www.bridgeofflowers10k.com

 
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Iron Bridge 6:00 PM (Seating at 5:30 PM)

Modeled after a similar community dinner in France, this unique event features a single table set with linens and china for 400 people along the entire span of the Iron Bridge over the Deerfield River that connects the towns of Buckland and Shelburne. Diners have a wonderful view of the world famous Bridge of Flowers.
Iron Bridge Dinner tickets will be on sale after 5:30 PM on July 17th in the Visitor Information Center in Shelburne Falls. Or you can call on July 18th to order your tickets. Please call the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association at (413) 625-2526, they are accepting MasterCard or Visa. Eight tickets per person, please.
Watch a delightful video about last year's Iron Bridge Dinner from Kbestproductions.

 
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