When you think Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, the Bridge of Flowers comes to mind, doesn’t it? After all, it’s glorious! Spring, Summer, and Fall. You really can’t go wrong. The bridge has many flower species and ample opportunity for pictures. The bridge was built in 1903 for $20,000 in order for freight to be picked up and dropped off directly with the railroad. As automobile usage increased, the need for railroads decreased and by 1929 the bridge was covered in weeds from non-use. In 1928 the Shelburne Woman’s Club sponsored the idea of transforming the bridge into a garden.
Glacial Potholes. Over 50 whirling pools left by the glacial age about 14,000 years ago can be found on the Deerfield River, at the base of Salmon Falls in Shelburne Falls. They continue to be formed to this day and although the pools have been closed to the public for swimming purposes, they are still a sight to behold. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/glacial-potholes
Arts and Crafts. A trip to Shelburne Falls wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a gallery or shop. So many mediums are represented. From metal and glass, stone, fabric, oil, clay, wood, and wool, there is something for everyone. Check out this site for shops, galleries and upcoming arts and crafts events. https://www.shelburnefalls.com/index.php/things-to-do/arts-crafts
Trolley Museum. Enjoy trolley rides, pump car rides and more! Play with electric trains, wooden trains, browse historical photographs and visit their shop. Bring the family for a day of fun. http://www.sftm.org/
Your day would not be complete without a meal in this quaint village. There are many options. Dine on a riverside deck, at French café, a diner, a coffee house, or any one of the many restaurants along Bridge Street. For a list of food and dining, https://www.shelburnefalls.com/index.php/visitor-info/food-and-dining.
If you're taking a scenic tour through the Mohawk Trail, make sure to stop in the beautiful village of Shelburne Falls!