Found in the Housatonic River Valley is the charming town of Sheffield. This New England town in Massachusetts attracts more visitors every year because of its historical sites, as well as outdoor recreation. Of course, who can forget, UFOs too as the town is home to the UFO Monument Park. When it comes to shopping in Sheffield, visitors can enjoy local shops and antique stores. Dining is also kept local, with everything from casual cafes and home cooking to upscale and elegant dining restaurants.
To catch a glimpse into the local colonial life, visit the Colonel John Ashley House. To stretch your legs on a long hike, head to Bartholomew’s Cobble and reconnect with nature. There is tons of local wildlife to learn about, as well as beautiful views of the Housatonic on some of the trails. Race Brook Falls is also a popular hike with rewarding views and spectacular scenery. To see the first UFO incident in the country, head to Thom Reed UFO Memorial Park. It is believed that a UFO was seen in 1969 and that Reeds saw a vessel in the sky. Visitors can wander around the park and learn more about our planet's visitors.
The best time to enjoy outdoor recreation in Sheffield is during the summer months.