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FringeFest2018E IMAGE2The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) created a new 501c3 subsidiary, West County Arts & Culture (WCAC), to promote the many vibrant arts and culture initiatives in our region that are a vital part of our economy and quality of life. The new nonprofit organization creates opportunities for the GSFABA to create programming and new funding to support the Creative Economy, an important part of our mission.

The mission of WCAC is to produce and/or present arts and cultural programs, such as The Fabulous February Fringe Festival and Hilltown Arts: Thriving Community Happenings (HATCH). Also, WCAC may produce and/or support educational programs about sustainability, ecology, and heritage.

For more information, go to the WCAC website or contact West County at wcac@shelburnefalls.com or phone at 413-625-2526.

Shop with a view of the riverWhether 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.

Retail

Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has 11 registered members

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2 Conway Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-8605
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This year I am celebrating 37 years in business making my original contemporary art quilts that use color, fabric and the traditions of quilt making to create abstract landscapes. My work is constantly changing although also remaining the same. Do drop by my studio along the River Walk in Buckland to enjoy my latest works and admire my view. Custom orders welcome.
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111 Tower Road
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 4137688914
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Facebook Page URL facebook.com/davenportmaple
281 Greenfield Road
South Deerfield
MA
01373
Phone 413-665-2805
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8000 square-foot tropical conservatory with nearly 4000 live butterflies from around the world. Gift shop, exhibits & displays area, food court, and Monarchs Restaurant.
20 Bridge St
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-2870
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Working studio/showroom where Molly creates her unique style of functional contemporary folk art. Wood-fired pottery and sculpture, handcarved with imagery from nature and New England life.
25 Elm Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone (413) 829-7215
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Aviation related hobby shop, open M-F 9-5.
1 Ashfield Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-9833
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Housed in the 100-year-old Wirthmore Grain and Feed building, the Gallery has focused on exhibiting the finest local artists and craftspeople since 1985. The gallery’s 3,400 square feet exhibit about 100 different artists working in a wide variety of media. We are also the primary retail venue of Josh Simpson, an internationally known glass artist working and living right here in Shelburne.

Come on up the hill and be inspired!
Facebook Page URL Salmon Falls Gallery
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355 Mohawk Trail
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-6650
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16 Water St
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-8241
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Center for Swedish weaving technique and tradition, offering classes, Swedish looms and equipment, yarns, and books. Visit our website for more details.
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59 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-9667
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Representing the work of over 30 American and Canadian craftsmen, Wandering Moon is best known for its uncommon handcrafted jewelry, including work by owner Laura Felsch.

Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday & Tuesday by chance.
5 Maple Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 3397880124
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A one man wood shop, specializing in custom, one of a kind furniture and home decor. With an education in historic preservation, architectural design, and fine woodworking each piece is digitally designed and made by hand.
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399 Zoar Rd.
Rowe
MA
01367
Phone 413-339-6611
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A general used bookstore. I also have figurines and photos.
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Memorial Hall Old PhotoMemorial HallWestern 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.

History

Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has 1 registered member

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80 Bassett Road
Shelburne
MA
01370
Phone 4138343312
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Fabric of Life is a 501(c)3 not for profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation and passing on of knowledge and skills that enrich our daily lives. We strive to see traditional skills flourish in our modern world and make these educational opportunities available to future generations. Working together creating practical things of beauty not only improves quality of life, but also strengthens communities.

Salmon Falls Artisan ShowroomPhoto courtesy of Salmon Falls Artisan ShowroomYou 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.

Arts & Culture

Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has 8 registered members

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2 Conway Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-8605
Email ...
This year I am celebrating 37 years in business making my original contemporary art quilts that use color, fabric and the traditions of quilt making to create abstract landscapes. My work is constantly changing although also remaining the same. Do drop by my studio along the River Walk in Buckland to enjoy my latest works and admire my view. Custom orders welcome.
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80 Bassett Road
Shelburne
MA
01370
Phone 4138343312
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Fabric of Life is a 501(c)3 not for profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation and passing on of knowledge and skills that enrich our daily lives. We strive to see traditional skills flourish in our modern world and make these educational opportunities available to future generations. Working together creating practical things of beauty not only improves quality of life, but also strengthens communities.
20 Bridge St
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-2870
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Working studio/showroom where Molly creates her unique style of functional contemporary folk art. Wood-fired pottery and sculpture, handcarved with imagery from nature and New England life.
1 Ashfield Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-9833
Email ...
Housed in the 100-year-old Wirthmore Grain and Feed building, the Gallery has focused on exhibiting the finest local artists and craftspeople since 1985. The gallery’s 3,400 square feet exhibit about 100 different artists working in a wide variety of media. We are also the primary retail venue of Josh Simpson, an internationally known glass artist working and living right here in Shelburne.

Come on up the hill and be inspired!
Facebook Page URL Salmon Falls Gallery
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84 Middle Road
Hawley
MA
01339
Phone 413-339-4747
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Tinky Weisblat is a food writer, historian, and singer known as the Diva of Deliciousness. She is the author of "The Pudding Hollow Cookbook," "Pulling Taffy." and "Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb."
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16 Water St
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-8241
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Center for Swedish weaving technique and tradition, offering classes, Swedish looms and equipment, yarns, and books. Visit our website for more details.
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59 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-9667
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Representing the work of over 30 American and Canadian craftsmen, Wandering Moon is best known for its uncommon handcrafted jewelry, including work by owner Laura Felsch.

Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday & Tuesday by chance.
5 Maple Street
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 3397880124
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A one man wood shop, specializing in custom, one of a kind furniture and home decor. With an education in historic preservation, architectural design, and fine woodworking each piece is digitally designed and made by hand.
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mochamaya-pano 23924 group playing at Mocha MayasShelburne 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.

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Entertainment

Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has 2 registered members

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80 Bassett Road
Shelburne
MA
01370
Phone 4138343312
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Fabric of Life is a 501(c)3 not for profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation and passing on of knowledge and skills that enrich our daily lives. We strive to see traditional skills flourish in our modern world and make these educational opportunities available to future generations. Working together creating practical things of beauty not only improves quality of life, but also strengthens communities.
84 Middle Road
Hawley
MA
01339
Phone 413-339-4747
Email ...
Tinky Weisblat is a food writer, historian, and singer known as the Diva of Deliciousness. She is the author of "The Pudding Hollow Cookbook," "Pulling Taffy." and "Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb."
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The Shelburne Falls area offers endless opportunities to get out and play in all four seasons!

Tent campingWith activities ranging from whitewater adventures, to wooded trails for hiking and biking, to great skiing to zip-line canopy tours, the greater Shelburne Falls area is ready for action!

Bring a bike and explore the woods or hit the roads exploring the area’s charming town centers. Road bikers will find the hills challenging going up and exhilarating coming down, while mountain bikers will find adventure on our back wooded trails.

Snow lovers have their choice of groomed downhill or semi-flat cross-country trails. Snowmobile riders take over the mountain bike trails in the winter.

Summer offers swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities on our many lakes and rivers.

Explore some of our local guides and outfitters below, or keep scrolling down for general area information, including trails, forests, and water access.

Recreation & Sports

Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has 3 registered members

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2056 Mohawk Trail
P.O. Box 295
Charlemont
MA
01339
Phone 1-800-553-7238
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Family operated business since 1983. Daily rafting and inflatable kayak trips on the Deerfield River. Easy to advanced whitewater. No experience necessary.
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PO Box 91
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-325-1710
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Fly fishing guiding and instruction on the Deerfield River. Wade fishing; flies are all tied by me
5 Mechanic Street
P.O. Box 450
Shelburne Falls
MA
01370
Phone 413-625-9151
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A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of farms, forests, wildlands, and other natural resources significant to the quality of the environment, economy and rural character of western Massachusetts.
Facebook Page URL Franklin Land Trust
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More Recreation

Zip lining at Berkshire East in Charlemont, MAPhoto courtesy of Zoar Outdoor, Charlemont, MAThe area is well known for its sports & recreational activities. There are state parks, accessible private and public land, trails for hiking, biking, snow mobiling, cross country skiing, etc. Rivers and streams meander between the hills, offering plenty of water activities.

Sign Up For a Race

  • The Bridge of Flowers 10k Classic & Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Run & Walk takes place every summer right in downtown Shelburne Falls. Sign up for a family fun run or the full 10k, then later relax and enjoy the Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes, or the stores, galleries, and restaurants in town.
  • Join The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon in the spring and challenge yourself to run, bike, paddle, ski or snowboard, and complete an obstacle course. You can conquer the race solo or round up a team of up to five people to compete.
  • Hike at High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary
    High Ledges offers incredible views. High Ledges Info
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking the new Charlemont Trail System Photo courtesy of Berkshire East, Charlemont, MA

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Ashfield

Ashfield Lake, Ashfield, MAAshfield Lake, Ashfield, MA

Charlemont

The Charlemont Trail System consists of over 25 miles of multi-purpose trails that can be accessed from several points in Charlemont. Bikers or hikers can start at the Warfield House, Berkshire East, or Zoar Outdoor and access all the trails with minimal road crossings. Trail maps are available at Zoar Outdoor or Berkshire East.

Colrain
Conway via Buckland
Heath
Shelburne

 

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Shelburne Falls is the business district shared by the towns of Buckland and Shelburne. Once a prime Salmon fishing spot for native Americans, the village gradually emerged more than a century ago as a manufacturing community centered around industry on the Deerfield River. The village experienced a revitalization in the 1980s and 1990s, and unlike many similar communities, evolved and continues to be a vital downtown with a growing reputation as an arts community.

The village resisted the "urban renewal" trend of the 1950s and 1960s, which has left our generation with an historic, turn-of-the-century setting for a unique mix of locally owned businesses.

It's a village where you can buy either a head of iceberg lettuce or a hand-blown glass vase!

Shelburne Falls is home to the world-famous Bridge of Flowers, which attracts more than 35,000 visitors a year, as well as the Glacial Potholes, a curiously beautiful rock formation. The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum celebrates the village's transportation heritage.

Most everything in the village is within walking distance, so if you're planning to spend some time in the village -- and we hope you do! -- we encourage you to park in one of the free public parking lots off Bridge Street. (Follow the Parking signs, or see the location on the village map.)