Elyse Harney Real Estate

Elyse's Country Journal Blog

Elyse's Country Journal brings you a glimpse of the Tri-State Region's charm! Browse our collection of blog posts, photos, eclectic articles, and our Local Events Calendar to feel the vibe of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Columbia & Dutchess Counties' Hudson Valley. Check out our Calendar of Events page here. Please email us if you have something you would like us to post or blog about.


Laughing & Smiling Lakes

Salisbury’s “Twin Lakes” are notorious for their idyllic setting and allure to outdoor enthusiasts.  It’s common knowledge that days on the lake are always accompanied by jubilant laughter and carefree smiles.  Local legends of the Housatonic region reaffirm this passionate… Read More...

Canaan Railroad Days

Canaan Railroad Days is celebrating its 53rd year in bringing an amazing festival to the Northwest Corner of North Canaan, CT. This weekend you can enjoy fireworks, the Steve Dunn Band, Roaming Railroad Train Rides, a parade, the annual 5-mile… Read More...

EHRE Summer Intern 2017

Join us in welcoming Zoe to EHRE as our Summer Intern! Having read our weekly newsletter since she was 12 years old and already well-versed in the local inventory,  Zoe joins our team this summer to share her skills and… Read More...

The Rockets’ Red Glare

  America has always been a place of hopefulness – the spirit of the free & the strength of the brave. The celebratory firing of muskets began in the Colonial Days as a means to spread the word of victory.  … Read More...

8TH ANNUAL OPEN YOUR EYES STUDIO TOUR

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council presents… 8TH ANNUAL OPEN YOUR EYES STUDIO TOUR Saturday, June 24, 10 – 5 p.m. & Sunday, June 25, 10 – 4 p.m. 31 Artists’ Studios in Sharon, Lakeville & Salisbury, CT – FREE TOAST-the-TOUR Read More...

The Power of Conservation

Our lives are rooted in land and other natural resources. They give us beauty, nature, food, health and connections to our collective past and future. When something gives you such special and sustaining gifts, it’s important to provide it care… Read More...

Spring for Sound Music Festival

On June 10, 2017 there will be music all day in Millerton, NY — the annual Spring for Sound Music Festival. It takes 1 Village; 8 Stages; 50 Sets, and it will be an all day event highlighting local… Read More...

Salisbury, Conn.: An Antidote for Cabin Fever (NY Times, 05/21/2017)

Salisbury, Conn.: An Antidote for Cabin Fever By JACK KADDEN MAY 31, 2017 “Salisbury combines the quaintness of Norman Rockwell New England, the cachet of the Upper East Side and the enthusiasm for the outdoors of Vermont and Colorado…” …“Salisbury… Read More...

Memorial Day

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” Each year America joins together on the last Monday in May to pause, reflect and honor the… Read More...

Farmer’s Market

“What makes the Farmers’ Market such a special place is that you’re creating a community around food.” – Byrant Terry As a community, we continue to honor our rural roots and local sustainability through the plethora of Farmers’ Markets that… Read More...

2017 Trade Secrets Garden Tour

Saturday, May 13, 2017  Join us for our Rare Plant and Garden Antique Sale, held at LionRock Farm in Sharon, CT. Over 60 vendors will bring their rare and unusual plants and garden antiques for you to take home with… Read More...

Foraging the Litchfield Hills

Foraging: searching for wild food resources New Englanders are known for their resourcefulness.  Rummaging through the Litchfield Hills foraging for edible gems has become a “hip” pastime. One of the first greens to reveal itself each spring is ramps –… Read More...

2017 Guide to Summer Camps

We are the Day-Camp, the mighty Day-Camp; We play all day and, go home at night. We have a cool fort, you’ll never see it; ‘Cuz it’s hidden, way out of sight. Cha-cha-cha! Whether it’s Day-Camp, Sleep-Away, or a few… Read More...

The Salisbury School: Family Fun Carnival

Fun Family Event: Saturday, April 22, 2017 The Salisbury School will host their annual carnival on Saturday, April 22nd from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the Flood Athletic Center.  The event will offer fun for all ages and feature a… Read More...

Daffodils

A host, of golden daffodils… Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay:… Read More...

World Health Day Challenge

The Southern Berkshire Region boasts unsurpassed locavore cuisine and year-round farmers markets – making it easy to enjoy a well-balanced diet year round.  Our generous Tri-State Region is full those who enrich our communities with their talents.  Anne Lindley Young,… Read More...

Send You Over The Edge

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Vernal Magic

April Showers Bring May Flowers… and officially kick off the Tri-State Region’s infamous Mud Season! Vernal pools are home to innumerable species that rely upon this muddy softening of the earth each spring. Vernal pools are a distinctive type of… Read More...

Harlem Line Band & The Jane Lloyd Fund

“All sorts of women from all sorts of backgrounds and ages. They came together with one common thread . . .cancer. What keeps them together is the strength they all have to rise above it and row strong. Eight women Read More...

Taste of the Tri-State

Come and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family at the second annual Taste of the Tri-State on Sunday March 19th, from 11am – 4pm at the Hotchkiss School Mars Athletic Center. This is the second year for… Read More...