The Last Green Valley, so many things to see and do.

Discovering the National Heritage Corridor in The Last Green Valley

What is the Last Green Valley?

Plan your visit to national heritage corridor the Last Green ValleyThe Last Green Valley is the 35-town National Heritage Corridor in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts. It’s also a member supported, non-profit stewardship organization working for you in the National Heritage Corridor. We help you to care for it, enjoy it, and pass it on.

With almost 2 million visitors last year, The Last Green Valley has something for everyone.
♦ Learn what eating local is all about
♦ Paddle the Nation Recreation Water Trails on the Quinebaug and Willimantic Rivers
♦ Explore the local history that helped launch this nation
♦ Discover the Route 169 National Scenic Byway
♦ Visit a farm, and get lost in a corn maze
♦ Hike through miles of forested trails
♦ Browse our intriguing and unique shops
♦ And then enjoy the comfort of one of our charming inns.

Ashford – Brimfield – Brooklyn – Canterbury – Chaplin – Charlton – Coventry
Dudley – East Brookfield – Eastford – Franklin – Griswold – Hampton – Holland – Killingly
Lebanon – Lisbon – Mansfield – Norwich – Oxford – Plainfield – Pomfret – Preston
Putnam – Scotland – Southbridge – Sprague – Sterling – Sturbridge – Thompson
Union – Voluntown – Webster – Windham – Woodstock

Let Your Green Lights Shine

Get your green lights glowing in support of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor! Everyone is invited to join the fun in this slightly off-kilter midwinter celebration. Participation is simple – just display a green light from February 15 – March 17. Change a porch light to green, hang an LED strand of green […]


The December and January Quiz Winners Are…

We admit, with the holidays and all this snow, that time has flown by much too quickly over the last two months.  As a result, we missed changing our December quiz question when January rolled around.  So now we get to announce two winners drawn from those who correctly answered the question, “What is the […]

A proud resident of The Last Green Valley, this bald eagle was fishing for breakfast on the Quinebaug in Putnam. Photo by K. DiBonaventura.

Bald Eagles Love The Last Green Valley

For the sixth year in a row, 35 hearty volunteers braved the bitter cold to count bald eagles during the Midwinter Eagle Survey on January 10. TLGV organized teams at 20 different locations on the Quinebaug, Shetucket, Willimantic, and Natchaug Rivers, as well as 11 lakes and ponds where eagles have been known to congregate. […]


Good News for the New Year!

We are pleased to announce that Congress has taken a significant step to ensure the future of this special place. Because we are blessed with significant natural, cultural, and historic resources of national importance, Congress has extended the National Heritage Corridor’s ability to receive federal funds through 2021. While this measure does not guarantee any […]


Upcoming Events

  1. WinterFresh Market

    March 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until March 1, 2015
  2. 4th Annual Chili Cook-off

    March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Bradley-Buchanan Preserve in Mansfield

    March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. The Inner Lives of Snowy Owls

    March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Encore: The Hidden Lives of Snowy Owls

    March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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