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The Town of Colrain is located north of Shelburne Falls and abuts the Vermont state line.  The main Route 112 goes through the center of town and is connected to Route 2 (Mohawk Trail) making it conveniently located from I-91 in Greenfield.   The town is home to two state forests -- Catamount State Forest and H.O. Cook State Forest.

Town of Colrain once had factories who produced cotton and iron castings. Those industries, combined with sheep raising, were the causes of the sudden increase in town population in the early 1800s.  

Colrain is now home to many artisans and farmers and attracts those looking for close proximity to outdoor recreation.  

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Town/Cultural Events

Town/Cultural Events

Today, Colrain is home to a variety of creative people, as it is truly an inspiring place to work. There are so many artists, that each November they all coordinate an open studio tour, Crafts of Colrain. This self-guided tour allows visitors to peer inside the work of makers of everything from pottery to furniture to craft beer.

Colrain Historical Society, consolidated with the G. William Pitt House and Collection on Main Street. The collection illustrates a variety of lifestyles from the many villages making up the town of Colrain. It includes decorative objects, household items, farming equipment, textiles and clothing. Also featured are books and papers on Colrain history. Open by appointment (413) 624-0106.

Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge, on Lyonsville Road, is a restored 112-year, 100- foot bridge, that can be used for foot traffic. The bridge incorporates the Burr truss, which was first used by Theodore Burr, from Torringford, CT, in 1804. It's a design which uses a web of king-post trusses reinforced by an arch.

The Outdoors

The Outdoors

For those who love to get outside, Colrain’s Catamount State Forest has a network of trails for hiking. The trails are remnants of the roads in Catamount, a town that was abandoned because of harsh growing conditions. Along the trails, hikers can see original stone walls and foundations from Catamount amongst the dense forest.

H.O. Cook State Forest is located one mile east of Route 8A on State Farm Road in northwestern Colrain and northeastern Heath, one-half south of the Vermont state line. Its 1,620 acres offer hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding trails and winter activities. The more than five miles of streams boast native brook trout. (413) 339-5504

Local Favorites

Local Favorites

Stoneman Brewery brews craft beer on a 74-acre farm. Their beer is made of 100% locally and regionally sourced ingredients and can be found in local stores. Even better, they run a beer CSA that provides members with a variety of brews to try each month.

Pick your own apples at Pine Hill Orchards or purchase some at their farm market. They also have a bakery and restaurant which serves delicious food made with local ingredients. It is a great place to bring kids to see the animals located on the farm.

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Real Estate Listings

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