Map of MassachusettsThe Shelburne Falls area is located in northwestern Massachusetts, about 2.5 hours (120 miles) west of Boston; 3.5 hours northeast of New York City; one hour north of Springfield; and just east of the Berkshires. Take the scenic route west from Boston on Route 2, and you'll find us on the historic Mohawk Trail—one of the most beautiful drives in New England.

Learn more about our picturesque towns below.

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Shelburne Falls is the business district shared by the towns of Buckland and Shelburne. Once a prime Salmon fishing spot for native Americans, the village gradually emerged more than a century ago as a manufacturing community centered around industry on the Deerfield River. The village experienced a revitalization in the 1980s and 1990s, and unlike many similar communities, evolved and continues to be a vital downtown with a growing reputation as an arts community.

The village resisted the "urban renewal" trend of the 1950s and 1960s, which has left our generation with an historic, turn-of-the-century setting for a unique mix of locally owned businesses.

It's a village where you can buy either a head of iceberg lettuce or a hand-blown glass vase!

Shelburne Falls is home to the world-famous Bridge of Flowers, which attracts more than 35,000 visitors a year, as well as the Glacial Potholes, a curiously beautiful rock formation. The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum celebrates the village's transportation heritage.

Most everything in the village is within walking distance, so if you're planning to spend some time in the village -- and we hope you do! -- we encourage you to park in one of the free public parking lots off Bridge Street. (Follow the Parking signs, or see the location on the village map.)

Each month, the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association showcases one of our local member businesses. Find out how to be a featured member.