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