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Spreading the word on information, businesses, and events in the Tri-State Region of Connecticut, New York & Massachusetts.

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Elyse’s Country Journal brings you a glimpse of the Tri-State Region’s unique charm! Browse our collection of blog posts, photos, and eclectic articles to feel the vibe of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Columbia & Dutchess Counties’ Hudson Valley. Please email us if you have something you would like us to post or blog about.

Summer Camps

Whether it’s Day–Camp, Sleep-Away, or a few hours divulging in doing what you love – the songs, friendships, & memories made at Summer Camp last a lifetime. Our region’s artistic

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How Sweet It Is…

Maple sap is nature’s gift in return for patience throughout the coldest months of the year. Its watery composition is rich in minerals and said

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The Art of Beekeeping

A honeybee colony is considered a superorganism, a single creature made up of many smaller creatures – a single colony will pollinate a 5-mile radius

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Norbrook Brewery & Farm Trail

Norbrook Farm Brewery: a frontier of 450-acres surrounding the brewery has been carefully cultivated into a bucolic respite of outdoor recreation. Fatbiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing,

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SWSA History

With Jumpfest Weekend on the horizon, the deeply-rooted spirit of our winter-loving community is felt throughout the village. The Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) was

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Tri-State Ice Fishing

February’s frigid temperatures have warmed the hearts of anglers throughout the Tri-State Region.  Ice Shanties and orange flags decorate the lakes and ponds of our

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With Gratitude

We reflect upon 2020 with deep Gratitude. We have adapted, learned together, and persevered. Through adversity, we have solidified foundations, gained greater appreciations, and embraced

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1.5-feet of Powder!

The Berkshires are Dreamlike! With nearly 1.5-feet of fresh, powdery snow on the ground, this weekend is the ultimate welcome to the winter solstice! Check

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Ski Swap ‘N Sale

This weekend! SWSA’s Annual Ski Sale Date: Dec 5, 2020 Doors Open: 8am Closing: 12pm Drop Off Items for Sale on Friday, Dec. 4th from

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Antiquing for Gifts

Drive through just about any town in Litchfield County, the Mid-Hudson Valley or the Southern Berkshires, and you are sure to encounter an Antique Store.

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It's a wonderful life in the Litchfield Hills & Beyond

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