Welcome

The Friends of Valley Falls, Inc. is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) all volunteer organization. Organized in 1972, the friends mission is to promote the betterment of Valley Falls Park and Valley Falls Farm. The area is considered the most scenic in Vernon, and is known as “Vernon’s Jewel”. It has a rich historical background, and is a popular recreational site.

Valley Falls Farm, a 7-acre property at the corner of Bolton Road and Valley Falls Road in Vernon, is owned by the Friends. The property includes an historic 1850s farmhouse and 6 farm outbuildings. Valley Falls Park is a 196-acre public recreation area that is owned by the Town of Vernon. It is located on Valley Falls Road, directly across from Valley Falls Farm.

Come enter our pages, and learn about our organization, and the rich history of the lands in the Valley Falls area! We are always in need of help – your support is very welcome!

 “3-WALK WEEKEND”  May 18 and 19, 2019

Please join us, once again, for our three-walk series of leisurely guided walks of about an hour each to learn more about and enjoy the wonderful springtime features of Valley Falls Park. We meet at the gazebo in the Park at 350 Valley Falls Road in Vernon. For more information, call Ginny at 860.875.9865.

“Birds of Valley Falls” Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 7:30 AM, led by Denise Anamani.  We will observe and identify the bluebirds and other native–and some migrating–species found in their various habitats at the park, bring your bird apps and binoculars!

“Wildflower Walk” Saturday, May 18, 2018, at 1:00 PM, led by Ginny Gingras and Carol Hatch.  We will walk Ginny’s favorite wildflower paths to identify and enjoy old favorites and some members of the orchid family that are hard to find anywhere else.

“Rocks, Railroads, and History Walk” May19, at 1:00 PM, Don Sierakowski will tell us about the Geology and History of Valley Falls Park, including the fascinating story of the Railroad running nearby.