Rts. 7/112, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-8188.
Falls Village, CT - 10:00 AM--THE RISE & FALL OF INDUSTRY ON THE GREAT FALLS OF THE HOUSATONIC: THE AMES IRON WORKS. Contrast a shaded walk along a flat, unpaved trail beside the Housatonic River with the smoky history of the same land. Lou Bucceri, from the Salisbury Assoc. Historical Society, will share his knowledge about the factory and the people that developed and produced the most powerful cannon of the Civil War. Learn how the cannon destroyed no Confederate targets, but the man and company who created it. Afterward, take in the view at the top of the Great Falls. Walk is 0.5 mile--1 hour. From the intersection of Rt. 7 & Rt. 112 in Falls Village, drive west on Rt. 112 to Dugway Road (opposite the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park), turn right and follow Dugway Rd. approx. 2 miles. At iron bridge, turn left, then immediately turn right onto Housatonic River Rd. Drive approx. 0.5 miles to parking lot for Falls Village Dam boat launch.