The wonderful folks at Transit Authority Figures have done it again. They write:
I was riding my bike last week on the Northampton rail trail, bemoaning the fact that my house isn’t a couple hundred yards closer to an access point. Then I got thinking how those access points are like subway stations. Which further . . .
→ Read More: new stylized map of Rail Trails of Northampton and Easthampton
The Williamsburg Mill River Greenway Committee is pleased to provide you with a link to our recently-completed report on the feasibility of establishing a Greenway along the Mill River between Haydenville and Williamsburg centers.
The report provides a thorough, thoughtful evaluation of the many variables in creating a Greenway, including the technical, environmental, financial, . . .
→ Read More: Mill River Greenway in Williamsburg news
On Saturday, September 21, 2013 there will be a Grande Promenade through the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area, from the North Farms Road Entrance to Coles Meadow Road, via the Dam, the Wildlife Blind, and the New Broad Brook Gap Parcel 9:30-11:30 a.m. Meet at the North Farms Road entrance to the FLCA at 9:30. Transportation . . .
→ Read More: Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Broad Brook Coalition
Here’s information on 3 great local rides that all raise money for different community initiatives. These all take place in the early autumn, so there is generally great, mild biking weather for them. The rides offer support with water and snack stops, roadside assistance along the routes if needed, and meal/party at the end of . . .
→ Read More: 3 great upcoming local rides
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Highway Division are working together to rehabilitate of the oldest sections of the 10.6 mile Norwottuck Rail Trail, which extends from Northampton to Belchertown, MA. Design funding has been provided through a state and federal partnership between DCR, MassDOT, and . . .
→ Read More: Norwottuck Rail Trail Rehabilitation Project updates
There will be a Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways planning meeting on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00pm at Murphy’s Realty at 7 Main Street in Florence. Kudos to Craig Della Penna for offering to host. Please join us to hear updates on the developments of the trails in the area as well as plan . . .
→ Read More: Planning meeting: what’s next for the trails?
We are very excited about the developments on the Leeds Rail Trail and the potential of purchasing an easement to allow a connection to South Main Street in Haydenville (near Leeds and the Northampton Town Line). The City of Northampton and the Office of Sustainability and Planning has made great strides in the past few . . .
→ Read More: Fundraising to purchase a critical easement
The Williamsburg Mill River Greenway Committee is preparing a report on the feasibility of a multipurpose pathway between Haydenville and Williamsburg centers roughly following the course of the Mill River. They have scheduled a community forum to seek input.
Would you like to see our village centers more connected? Last time we asked, we heard . . .
→ Read More: Connecting Haydenville and Williamsburg
I’m writing to encourage you to consider helping the local trails in some capacity over the coming months. We founded the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways in 2006 to support the growing trail network, and partner with like-minded organizations (City of Northampton, Friends of the Manhan Rail Trail, MassBike, Help Yourself, Broad Brook Coalition, . . .
→ Read More: Ways to help build the trails
Mark Carmien (Coordinator of the Friends of the Mineral Hills Conservation Area) writes:
Dear Friends of the Mineral Hills Conservation Area,
The annual planning meeting for the Friends of MHCA will be held on Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30-8pm in the Community Room at the Lilly Library in Florence.
Please save the date and . . .
→ Read More: save the date: Planning meeting for the Friends of the Mineral Hills Conservation Area