Looking for a fun activity with family or visitors on a summer afternoon? Play the new walking tour game, an exploratory of Salisbury’s Main Street. Pick up for free at the Academy Building. Or download the walking tour questions and answer sheet HERE. Whether you’re new to town or a long-time resident, you’ll discover interesting tidbits about places we pass every day.
Join Tom Key, from the Salisbury Association Land Trust, for a walk on the three major trails which run through mixed hard-woods and pine/hemlock forests, skirt large rock out cropings, and descend along fields and wetlands. 1 hour – 2.5 miles. To view trail maps, visit www.salisburyassociation.org/land-trust/hiking-trails-preserves.
The affordable housing crisis has been negatively affecting Salisbury residents, workers, and business owners for decades. Visit the exhibit to learn what affordable housing is, why we need more of it, and the organizations creating housing solutions for Salisbury residents. Preview future affordable housing projects and learn how to get involved. Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on September 30 from 4 to 6 pm.
Dick Paddock, a member of the Salisbury Association Historical Society, will give an illustrated talk about the history of the iron industry in Salisbury/Lakeville. The Northwest Corner had vast areas of iron ore, limestone, and wood to make charcoal--the three main ingredients for iron production. The early blast furnace produced tools and cooking utensils and then cannons for the Revolutionary War. It was replaced with the Holley Manufacturing Company, one of the early producers of pocketknives in the country.
Plan to atend this fun-filled home-town celebration with lots of activities and events for people of all ages. Wander Main Street for book and bake sales, local artisans, food tents, and displays. Enjoy a quilt show, brew-fest, scarecrows, pet parade, and live music. Kids will enjoy magic shows, games, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and more. For a schedule of events, visit www.salisburyfallfestival.org.