The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways will be having a planning meeting on Wednesday, February 26th from 7:00-8:30pm at the office of Craig Della Penna (Murphy’s Realty) at 7 Main Street in Florence. All are welcomed to partake of some food and drink, hear updates about what’s planned for the trails, and determine what . . .
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Here’s some encouraging news for the Mass Central Rail Trail between Northampton and Boston:
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x915452822/Long-planned-rail-trail-taking-shape. Some excerpts:
Years in the making, a 23-mile section of a proposed multi-use recreation path stretching from Northampton to Boston is inching closer to reality. But there’s still no official timetable yet for the Wayside Branch of the Mass Central . . .
→ Read More: Encouraging news on the Mass Central Rail Trail from Northampton to Boston
TOMORROW IS VALLEY GIVES DAY! Join in Supporting the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways
Again this year we are joining with other non-profits in the Pioneer Valley for Valley Gives, a 24-hour celebration of giving taking place tomorrow, December 12. Check out our Valley Gives page at http://www.razoo.com/story/Friends-Of-Northampton-Trails-And-Greenways. Not able to participate tomorrow? Make . . .
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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, . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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