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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.

Connecticut Trails Weekend Hike

Sat., June 1, 2019 1:00 p.m. Join GMF Forest Manager Jody Bronson and Dr. Charles Canham, GMF Board Member and Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on this hike. Participants will meet at GMF’s Administrative Offices at

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Waterfalling

Waterfalls are alive with energy; each having its own distinct personality.  Many local waterfalls are accompanied by folk tales or legends that explain their reputations – some soft and gradual, others more severe – each one a unique expression of

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Backyard Chickens: The Berkshire Pet of Choice

   Keeping a small flock of chickens facilitates a connection with an all-around more wholesome lifestyle.  Raising chicks provides an opportunity to experience the natural rewards of nurturing fragile beings who will eventually reciprocate plentifully throughout the course of their

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Vernal Magic

Vernal pools are home to innumerable species who rely upon this muddy softening of the earth each spring. Recent rainfall has extended this period of vernal magic this year. This distinctive type of wetland habitat provides a unique environment for

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Earth Day Camp Fire Poetry Night

Join your GMF friends to celebrate Earth Day around a campfire as we read poems of the late Mary Oliver and enjoy some special music. Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer-prize winning poet of the natural world, died in January at age

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The Ethics of Color

Yale Norfolk School of Art Lecture Series May 23-June 20, 2019 For further information please contact Dawn Whalen, Executive Director, Norfolk Foundation, Inc., 860-542-7185 www.norfolkfoundation.net This summer Yale Norfolk School of Art will offer a thematic program, made possible by

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Cinco De Mayo Concert

Cinco De Mayo Concert on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 7 PM held at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, CT. With world-renowned musicians Violinist Bob Stern and Guitarist Gil Gutierrez. To learn more about their amazing talents and

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Summer Camps

The Berkshire Region is renowned for its beautiful landscape and talented community. Summer Camps throughout the area reflect this creative passion and offer a multitude of options to immerse yourself in that which you love or expand your interests and

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Cinco De Manyo Concert

Cinco De Mayo Concert on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 7 PM held at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, CT. With world renowned musicians Violinist Bob Stern and Guitarist Gil Gutierrez. To learn more about their amazing talents

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Seedlings

The Litchfield Hills offer a lifestyle that allows for year-round outdoor activity.  With four distinct seasons, we often find ourselves eagerly awaiting the arrival of change.  The changing of seasons is a time when the weather is a bit unpredictable

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Why Do We Build Walls and Do They Work?

Are walls the answer? For over ten thousand years, walls have been erected to protect, divide and separate; much of humankind has lived outside walls, behind walls, on the right or wrong side of walls. As the country grapples with

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The Harlem Line Band at the White Hart Inn

Dance with The Harlem Line Band! On Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30-11:00 pm,  the White Hart Inn will host the fifth annual Jane Lloyd Fund Benefit Dance with The Harlem Line,  a seven-piece R&B and Rock & Roll band. The dance will

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The Library: A Small Town Centerpiece

A community is defined by feelings of fellowship.  The Library serves as the centerpiece of all small town communities.  The Tri-State region is home to several incredible libraries that epitomize the inexplicable personalities of their respective surroundings.  Our local libraries culminate the

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38TH ANNUAL STUDENT OPEN RECITAL

Come and support area students as they share their talents in the 38th annual Student Open Recital on February 24, 2019 at the Salisbury Congregational Church, 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Every year area

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Purposely Re-purposed

It’s the unique mosaic of authenticity that makes a house a home – a coveted collection of memories and inspirations that lie quietly within each keepsake that decorates our most exclusive space. Colder temperatures and more time spent indoors makes

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Headlamp Hiking

Sunshine warms your body but moonlight illuminates your soul. A full moon and clear skies on the horizon will create majestic conditions for headlamp hiking this weekend.  The moon’s reflection over a fresh blanket of snow amplifies our expansive Berkshire night sky. Explore

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How to Manage Chronic Pain without Opioids

On February 23 at 11 am, Noble Horizons physical therapists,  Kaitlyn Duerr, PT, DPT, and Kim Tormay OTR/L will present, “Chronic Pain Management without Opioids: Utilizing Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy for Chronic Pain Management.” Kim Tormay is a registered and licensed occupational

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“Rental Sweet Rental”

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir The Hudson Valley, Southern Berkshires, and Litchfield Hills offer year-round appeal to families, recreationalists, students, and those seeking reprieve.  Snow Sports & Skiing

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Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney Phil is believed to be only 39% accurate in his prediction of spring’s arrival. Yet, regardless of his accuracy, Groundhog Day is a celebration of community. February 2nd marks the midpoint of winter and spring solstice.  When German settlers arrived

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SWSA Upcoming Weekend Events

Friday Night Lights! February 8, 2019 While you are warming up SWSA Target Ski Jumping competition starts at 7 pm. Immediately following the competition, stick around for the Human Dog Sled Racing.                    

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PLACE. A unique gallery space in Millerton, New York

Join Johanna Lindsay on Jan. 12 from 5pm-9pm to toast her new exhibit at PLACE. in Millerton, NY.  Johanna’s photography will be featured through March 12th at Millerton’s unique gallery space that combines art, furnishings, and fashion. Read our interview with

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Yule Log

Burning a Yule Log to welcome winter solstice is believed to have brought upon the tradition of holiday lights.  The yule log would offer light on winter’s darkest days while warding off evil as it summoned the return of the

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Historic Iron GeoBand

During the American Revolution, 80% of the cannons produced in The Colonies were made at the Salisbury Iron Furnace. The Berkshire Mountains, Taconic Range and Litchfield Hills are united by a unique geological band that spans over 100 miles from southern

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holiday celebrations

SATURDAY: Sinterklaas Festival (Rhinebeck, NY); Ski Swap & Sale (Lakeville, CT); Great Mountain Forest Wreath Workshop  (Falls Village, CT); Sweethaven Farm Pop-Up Shop (Salisbury, CT); Festival of Trees & Gala (Salisbury, CT); SUNDAY: Salisbury Tree Lighting  & Parade of Lights in Salisbury, CT (Sunday)  

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Sinterklass Festival Day

The village of Rhinebeck, New York will be hosting a day long, colorful celebration that features children’s workshops, dance, theatre, music, and lots more bring out your friends and family and join them. For more information about the festival visit their website

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Great Mountain Forest Wreaths

Come join Great Mountain Forest for their annual wreath workshop to create a beautiful wreath for your home, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd. Sessions are: Sat., Dec. 1, 9:00 a.m. to noon, adult session Sat., Dec.

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Salisbury Tree Lighting at White Hart Inn

Hometown Holidays Continues December 2nd at The White Hart Inn, 4:30 – 6:00 PM Salisbury, CT – Join your friends and neighbors at  The White Hart Inn with Santa, cookies, cocoa, caroling with Michael Brown and the Salisbury Christmas Brass Band

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