December 19, 2020 – Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Yesterday Wilma and I Adventured to the Village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Shelburne Falls is a Village in the town of Shelburne. Shelburne Falls is located in the hills, along the Deerfield River. It is known for the shopping, crafts, restaurants, and for the Bridge of Flowers, Salmon Falls, and the “glacial potholes”.

We had a holiday decorated Adventure to Shelburne Falls. I had read that it was one of the most “Magical Christmas Towns In Massachusetts” so decided this would be the perfect place for a December Adventure. And although it did not at all live up to this title, I suspect the night experience may have been what has given it this honor, with holiday lights adorned throughout.

We have been to Shelburne Falls previously but were pleased to find it much quieter then our visits in the warmer months. Shelburne Falls is very small, but we made sure to walk on all the sidewalks and streets that encompassed this charming village. My favorite parts of this town are the scenic Iron Bridge, the Bridge of Flowers (closed currently and the actually bridge is not dog-friendly), Salmon Falls, views down the Deerfield River and seeing the “glacial potholes” covered with snow. I also loved the Mosaic Mural project, which combines art, history, and the great thoughts of the youth of the community in artwork created by Cynthia Fisher. Lovely, colorful artwork throughout this quaint town.

Throughout our Adventure Wilma led us on our journey, nose to the ground! It is amazing how far she has come, and although she can be mysterious socially with her canine friends, she has just done wonderful in her training. She is very focused on me and now consistently knows I too am on her Adventures (haha!). Well unless a squirrel comes running through! It was nice to take a walk with new scenery. And although we did not go in any of the stores we did see a dog in one of the stores shopping with his family, which is a good detail to share with my fellow dog travelers. I will include photographs from our past visits, which include my Mom, and ALL of my amazing pups. I have only blogged about the Bridge of Flowers previously so you may have seen several of the photographs om the “July 2016” Adventure below. I always appreciate seeing photographs of the same location in different seasons, a wonderful perk of being a New Englander. I definitely consider the Bridge of Flowers a must-visit but make sure you have others with you as the actual bridge of flowers is dog friendly. (Rating: 4)

Yesterday, December 19, 2020

July 2016

July 2020

Throwback Adventure- Bridge of Flowers – July 2016

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday.  These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

On July 22, 2016 my Mom, Buster, Shadow, and I visited the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  The Bridge of Flowers is a footbridge that connects the towns of Shelburne and Buckland.  It once was a trolley bridge, and is now covered with flowers, literally a “bridge of flowers”.  The Bridge of Flowers was created in 1929, and is now considered a nonprofit, maintained by gardeners and volunteers.

The Bridge of flowers is a stunningly beautiful, and rare find, being a complete bridge of colorful and aromatic flowers.  The flowers are vibrant in color, fragrant and are flawlessly landscaped.  Although the area is dog friendly, dogs were not allowed on the actual bridge.  I was lucky to have my Mom with me who took care of Shadow and Buster while I did a quick stroll along the bridge.  A unique and magnificent experience, definitely a must-see! (Rating:  5)