The Hilltowns Region

Nov 10 2008

The Hilltowns include areas of Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties west of and above the hills bordering the Connecticut River rift valley. This is a rolling, wooded, lightly populated area of Massachusetts, and contains several important wildlife habitat areas and watersheds. Residents of the area are intimately familiar with New England’s fifth season – mud!

The Hllltowns

  • Middlefield
  • Montgomery
  • Plainfield
  • Westhampton
  • Williamsburg
  • Worthington
  • Windsor (Berkshire County)


Hilltown Links

Hilltown Families – a website and blog. “HF is an avenue to create, connect and continue community through the common thread of our children as they begin their educational journey, serving all educational modalities. HF affords socialization through a list of weekly suggested events, while offering families a grassroots forum to share and organize events and activities that supplement their children’s education.”

The Hilltown Land Trust – Dedicated to preserving active farmland and other working properties, saving native plant and wildlife habitats, protecting watersheds, and preserving the scenic and rural character of the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.

Highland Communities Initiative – Supporting community efforts to conserve the distinctive natural and cultural landscapes of the Highlands region of Massachusetts. HCI’s region includes the Hilltowns, as well as several communities in Berkshire County. Their website



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