Preserving History

This is a special kind of park. It embraces numerous towns, villages and a total population of about 300,000. Quinebaug & Shetucket is not a traditional park. Instead, citizens, businesses, nonprofit cultural and environmental organizations, local and state governments, and the National Park Service work together to preserve and celebrate the region's cultural, historical and natural heritage.

Features

National Park Service

Experience Your America

Discover nearly 400 national parks on the official National Park Service webpage. Some may be closer than you think.

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What are National Heritage Areas?

What are National Heritage Areas?

They are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.

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Bird watching

Get Outside

Bird watching is a great way to explore the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor.

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