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Freedom's Way National Heritage Area
Encompassing forty-five communities in North Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area (FWNHA) was established by Congress in 2009 to foster a close working relationship between local and regional partners, governmental agencies, and the private sector to preserve the special historic identity of the region.
Roughly triangular in shape, Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area is a large landscape encompassing 994 square miles (636,160 acres) and extending almost 55 miles from metropolitan Boston to its northwest boundary. Reflective of its scale the Heritage Area is home to a richly textured mosaic of historic, natural and cultural features and sites that reveal the region’s story and its role in the shaping of an American identity.