Discover "The Last Green Valley" Last Updated 8/18
Half the size of Grand Canyon National Park, the Last Green Valley is home to undeveloped forests, rolling hills and farmland easily reached and enjoyed by car, motorcycle and even bike. Containing dozens of state parks and forests in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, it is more than ten times the size of Acadia National Park in Maine.
When Congress designated this region as The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, they included 35 towns — 26 in eastern Connecticut and 9 in south central Massachusetts — as part of this national treasure. Today this 35-town National Heritage Corridor is 695,000-acres in size, yet it lies only an hour from three of New England’s four largest urban areas.
Though forest and farmland make up 77% of its acreage, it’s also an active adventurer’s paradise, with hiking, biking, paddling and more. In fact, there are 5 National Historic Landmarks located within the Last Green Valley. Throughout the region, you'll also discover farmer’s markets, nature centers, vineyards, campgrounds, B&Bs, museums and all kinds of great places to stop, eat, play and stay.
Come for Walktober
Any time of year is a great time to explore this natural treasure. But in October, the area comes alive — not just with the visually intoxicating fall foliage — but with hikers, families, visitors and more. Join those who enjoy the free guided walks, hikes, paddles and events plus special multi-day events. See more about Walktober here.
Where to Stay and Play
Here are some of the best stops to make your visit to the Last Green Valley extra special.
Become a Member
You can help celebrate and conserve the rich character of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Find out more about membership and discounts here.