Exploring Salisbury’s Main Street game

Main Street of Salisbury

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.

What’s In a Name?

Academy Building 24 Main St, Salisbury, CT, United States

What is the story behind the fascinating names of our streets and places...The Lock-up, Asylum, Ore Hill, Joyceville, Wells Hill? This interesting and fun exhibit tells the origins of street names and places in Salisbury.

Housatonic Heritage Walks – Dark Hollow Preserve

Salmon Kill Road in Salisbury Salisbury, CT, United States

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.

Guided Mushroom Walk

Sugar Hill in Amesville, Salisbury

Dave Patton will lead a walk at Sugar Hill to learn about easy-to-identify mushrooms that are edible, toxic, and have medicinal properties. Limited to 20. Rain or shine. Pre-register.

Affordable Housing exhibit

Academy Building 24 Main St, Salisbury, CT, United States

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.

Salisbury’s Iron Industry

Scoville Memorial Library 38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT

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.

66th Salisbury Fall Festival

Main Street of Salisbury

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.