The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor

View of the French River, The Last Green Valley NHC
Paddling the French River through The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor

Alan Dabrowski

Quick Facts
Spanning 35 towns in northeastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts, The Last Green Valley is surprisingly rural and uniquely historic. With 1,100 square miles that are still 77% forests and farms, the pastoral landscape is interspersed with powerful rivers, mill villages, and vibrant town centers. “Green by day and dark by night,” The Last Green Valley is the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C.
National Heritage Corridor

Discover the beauty of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor! Explore fishing holes and hilltop farms, historic homes and state parks. Hear stories from the past, sip wine in a vineyard, or paddle the Quinebaug River National Recreation Water Trail. Pick an apple, carve a pumpkin, and savor farm fresh food. Bicycle, backpack, or stroll a town green. Photograph a bald eagle, shop ‘til you drop, or gaze at the stars.

The National Heritage Corridor is managed by The Last Green Valley, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and conserving the region’s fragile and irreplaceable resources. Founded in 1995 as a grassroots organization, and built upon a proven track record of success and partnerships, TLGV is ensuring a natural and cultural legacy for generations to come.

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor includes the following points of interest, as well as many more:

Last updated: August 28, 2019