It comprises of numerous towns and villages in the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley region in Connecticut.
Residents of the valley, businesses, nonprofit, cultural and environmental organizations, local and state governments and the National Park Service all work together to preserve and maintain the region's rich heritage.
The park is like a stunning rural island spread over 695,000 acres.
Nature has been particularly generous to this region.
The valley is blessed with two scenic rivers, 80 ponds and lakes, one of the largest unbroken forests in New England, more than 130 miles of gorgeous hiking trails and several different species of animals.
The corridor is also referred to as the Last Green Valley as the area appears distinctly dark green when viewed from satellites or aircraft.
If you decide to vacation in the valley, you will get to choose from numerous sight seeing options! The region has some 43 historic towns, 118 historic sites and museums and several neighborhoods that preserve some fascinating historic structures.
Walking and hiking, as you may have guessed by now, are two of the most popular recreation activities in the park.
The entire valley is beautiful to say the least, however, there are certain areas that are perhaps more beautiful and interesting than others.
The following are a few of them * Air Line State Park Trail * Abraham R and Samuel H Friedman Memorial Forest, Ashford * Yale Myers Forest, Ashford * White Brooke Sanctuary, Brooklyn * Town Green, Caterbury * Creaser Park Nature Trail, Coventry * James L Goodwin State Forest, Hampton * Trail Wood, Hampton * Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield Some places help you rejuvenate, while others act like a soothing balm for your body, mind and soul.
The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor falls in the latter category.
So, plan a holiday to this wonderful valley as soon as you can, you won't regret it!