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Welcome to Elyse’s Country Journal, your guide to the best of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Hudson Valley! Our collection of captivating blog posts, stunning photos, and fascinating articles showcase the unique charm and beauty of this breathtaking region. Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore the hidden gems and local hotspots of this area. From the vibrant cultural scene to the stunning natural landscapes, there is so much to see and experience in the Tri-State Region. So come along with us and discover the magic of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Hudson Valley. Browse our collection of articles, photos, and blog posts to get a taste of what makes this area so special.

Salisbury Jumpfest

John Satre (Say-tree) first impressed the village of Salisbury in the mid-1920s when he grabbed his skis and launched off the roof of a neighbor’s barn! Satre Hill has been home to the Eastern National Ski Jump Championships since 1952.

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Northwest Camp on Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain in Salisbury is Connecticut’s tallest summit at 2,316-ft. While Bear Mountain itself is a well-known hiking area, the Northwest Camp on Bear Mountain is a hidden treasure.  Available for year-round reservation, this cabin lies along the Appalachian Trail

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Salisbury’s Human Dog Sled Races

Rally your Friends, Craft a Costume, and Get Training!   Join the winter warriors of Satre Hill at Salisbury’s Human Dog Sled Race  Friday Night February 7th immediately following target jumping. Salisbury’s 91st Annual JUMPFEST WEEKEND will be Feb 7-9, and

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Live Music throughout the Winter

Music is what feelings sound like. The Berkshires harmonize and live music resonates from venues across the region. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro occupies Norfolk, CT’s 1883 opera house. The restored music hall has hosts well-known artists who enliven the 300-seat

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Hops are Hip

Hop farming is hip. The Litchfield Hills is becoming a mecca of hop farmers and microbreweries.  The craft beer movement complements our area’s agricultural roots, farm-to-table values, and creative energy. Great Falls Brewing Company occupies the North Canaan’s historic Union Station

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Southern Berkshire Skiing

“A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom.” – Warren Miller The Berkshires offer pristine skiing throughout the area and a community of winter-warriors, like Schoenknecht, whose adventurous spirits glisten throughout the area. Our local love of skiing

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Happy Holidays

…Well, I see trees of green and red roses too, I’ll watch them bloom for me and you And I think to myself What a wonderful world Well I see skies of blue And I see clouds of white And

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Concert at Noble Horizons

On December 21 at 2 pm, Noble Horizons invites you to enjoy a concert with the talented Wanda Houston and her band and brass. Ms. Houston, known for dazzling renditions of musical theater, jazz, gospel, R&B, will also perform holiday favorites. Following her

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Carl Bozenski’s Christmas Village

Open daily from early December through Christmas Eve, the Carl Bozinski’s Christmas Village offers children the opportunity to meet Mrs. Claus, watch elves making toys, see Santa’s reindeer, and sit with Santa, who hands outs toys. All of this takes place

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Cut-Your-Own Tree

On Dec 12th from 12pm until 7pm, visit Housatonic Valley Regional High School for their FFA’s Holiday Night Under the Lights event where you can enjoy some holiday treats, Visit with Santa, Decorate Cookies, see their Barn Animals, or purchase

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A Rudimentary Thanksgiving

“It is in a home and with a family that values are acquired, traditions are fostered, and commitments to others are established. There are no adequate substitutes for home and family.” – James E. Faust Each year our family rejoices

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Millerton Festival of Lights

Schedule of Events Friday, November 29 10:00 a.m: Free Community Screening of Dr. Seuss’ THE GRINCH + free popcorn, goodie bags and discount coupons Bicycle-Tricycle Raffle drawing following the movie! The Moviehouse, 48 Main Street. Doors open at 9:30 am.

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Autumn: a succinct market

Each autumn cooler temperatures carry with them a sense of urgency whose briskness sweeps through the real estate market.  Buyers and sellers alike are aware of the impending winter weather and seeking to swiftly make their move, resulting in more

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Tailgate for Warren Miller’s Timeless!

Come tailgate November 8th and 9th before the Warren Miller film showing! the doors open at 5 pm. Join the party and get ready for winter! There will be having raffles at intermission for tickets, equipment, clothing, fire pits, food

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Wreath Workshops A December Tradition at GMF

Wreath Workshops Saturday & Sunday, December. 7 & 8 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the barn at GMF’s Administrative Offices 200 Canaan Mountain Road Falls Village, CT The annual wreath workshops will be here before

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Veterans’ Day

To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day. On the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour in 1918 there was a cessation

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Quince, Badger, Ferns, & Goose…

“Indian Summer”  Algonquin Native American term used to explain lingering warm weather in the autumn season This season we continue to enjoy temperatures well above average in the Hudson Valley.  Algonquin Native Americans believed that these warm days were sent

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Edith Wharton’s Ghost Stories

Join us for a special spooky edition of Wharton on Wednesday where professional actors will take on some of Wharton’s spookier tales. Free for Members, $10 General. Space is limited, please reserve ahead of time. WHEN: October 30, 2019 @

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Tour de Forest

Love to bike? Come join Norfolk Rails to Trails and Great Mountain Forest for Tour de Forest on Saturday! Norfolk’s Annual Tour de Forest biking event is a 13-mile bike ride encompassing a mix of dirt and paved roads through

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Old CNE

Some of the region’s easiest paths to travel on foot or pedal are those that once served our local railways. Delicately carved into the hillsides and bedrock of CT, NY, & MA, providing an interconnected web of pathways. At the

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Orienteering in Great Mountain Forest

Field a team and join the Great Mountain Forest Orienteering event on Sunday, September 22nd where an estimated 100+ participants will be organized into teams of 4-6 people whose goal is to reach as many points of interest within GMF as

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How many apples in a seed?

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Carried with them and planted by the early settlers, apples represent a perseverance and sense of renewal through their adaptation and ability to flourish in varying

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Restoring Balance

Swarms of dragonflies have recently created ephemeral evening displays throughout the Southern Berkshires.  After weeks of summer heat, sporadic September storms have brought welcomed cooler evenings – and an abundance of insects. Dragonflies, true to their revered totem, have proven

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Litchfield Hills Letterboxing

It’s all about the chase.  When hiking there is always a destination in mind – some remarkable reward at the end of the the trail.  However, the greater thrill of hiking is the continual quest for discovery along the way.

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A Weekend in Norfolk 2019

August 2, 3, & 4: A Weekend in Norfolk! MUSIC, ART & NATURE COME TOGETHER FOR THREE EXCITING DAYS! A weekend in Norfolk offers three exciting days of music, art, nature, food, and fun. There will be a wide variety

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Canaan Railroad Days

Canaan Railroad Days is celebrating its 55th year in bringing an amazing festival to the Northwest Corner of North Canaan, CT. This weekend you can enjoy Saturday night fireworks, live music, a car show, street festival, Roaming Railroad Train Rides,

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​The Jane Lloyd Fund Clambake​

14th Annual Jane Lloyd Fund Clambake: Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 2:00pm-8:00pm on Satre Hill, home of the Salisbury Winter Sports Associations ski jumps. Clambake tickets are advance sale only. Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets now: click here. The Kiln

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2 “Great Stuff” Estate Sales

12 Laurel Way and 22 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, CT Saturday, July 27, 2019, From 9 am – 4 pm Dealers/Homeowners offer Glass, Porcelain, Linens, China, Paintings, Furniture, Tools and More. See you there!

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