The quaint village located near the "great" falls of the Housatonic River aptly named Falls Village was once a scenic station stop for the Railroad. Falls Village with its charming mix of architecture from the 19th century including Italianate, Greek Revival and Queen Ann styled buildings is hosting a Car and Motorcycle Show along Main Street and Railroad Street on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This show promises to bring this quiet village alive with the sound of engines and music throughout the day. Show goers can stroll along the tree shaded street and admire a grand variety of cars, both classic and antique vehicles as well as muscle, exotic and race cars. Look for the specialty vehicles, tractors and motorcycles that are mixed in that add interest to the line up of beautiful vehicles.
Food vendors will also line the street and the car corral will offer vehicles for sale. For the ladies, P.D. Walsh's is offering items and vendors sure to please in the "ladies oasis." Music for this event is being provided by Peter Reilly and the Jimi Photon Band along with Olde Yankee Street Rods.
For dinner or overnight options, visitors can settle in at the romantically comfortable Falls Village Inn http://www.thefallsvillageinn.com in the heart of this village. Recently decorated by the nationally known interior decorator, Bunny Williams, the Falls Village Inn offers beautifully appointed accommodations and excellent dining as well as a lively tap room and bar.
The Appalachian Trail runs through Falls Village and hikers that traverse Prospect Mountain to Rand's View in Falls Village will be rewarded with what is said to be the grandest unspoiled view on the Connecticut portion of the Appalachian Trail. The hike is challenging but rewarding with a view that goes on forever. A shorter and equally as rewarding walk is the riverside hike that recounts the iron ore history of brothers Oliver and Horatio Ames that founded the Ames Iron Works in here in 1833. For step by step hiking directions visit the Virtual Tour section of www.litchifeldhills.com and look for the iron ore and views hike.