The Housatonic River

A place of community
Dennis Regan, Housatonic Valley Association’s Berkshire County director, provided the brains and most of the brawn for this reporter’s paddling adventure. Photo by Gabe Lefferts

We tend to think of nature as something “out there.” It’s as if we’re just a set of eyes, looking through glass at a world on the other side.

But the natural environment can be — and for some people, in some moments, it is — experienced differently.

On Wednesday, April 27, I joined the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA)’s Source-to-Sound paddle adventure.

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