Welcome to FNTG

Welcome to the Friends of Northampton (MA) Trails and Greenways, a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to improving the expanding rail-trail network in Northampton,
Massachusetts.

E-mail us: fntg@fntg.net

FNTG Spring 2017 Newsletter

FNTG has a new issue of our newsletter available, covering news of the railroad tunnel construction, a presentation on Valley Bike Share, updates from the Mill River Greenway Initiative, and a good deal more. To view or download the newsletter, please click on the image below.

 

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Valley Gives on May 2

Valley Gives is coming, Tuesday May 2 Join the fun next Tuesday OR If you will be away on May 2, donate today.

Donations made in advance of Valley Gives Day will be accepted starting April 25 at noon. These donations will be processed on the morning of May 2.

To donate online, simply use . . .
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FNTG Summer Newsletter

Our Summer 2016 newsletter is now available, featuring articles on the Second Annual Tweed Ride, Northampton’s Complete Streets demonstration, the Adopt-a-Trail program, updates from other area trails, and more. Click the image below to view or download the newsletter.

 

Lunchtime Natural History Walking Tours

Naturalist Laurie Sanders is offering walking tours this month, and the next one takes place on the rail trail. The tours begin at 12 noon on each date at Historic Northampton, and pre-registration is required, as there are limited slots for the walks. To register, e-mail lsanders@historicnorthampton.org. Suggested donation is $5 for members of Historic . . .
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Tweed Ride this Saturday

Sweet Spoken Second Annual Spring Tweed Ride Saturday, May 14, 2016 2:00-5:00 PM Register at: www.bikereg.com/tweedride

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 13, 5:00 PM

Meet in the pedestrian plaza behind Thorne’s Market at 2:00 PM.

Valley Gives Day is May 3

Save the Date! Valley Gives Returns on May 3* Join the Fun and Give to Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways *If you will be away on May 3, don’t despair. Any donation made from now on will be recorded as if given on Valley Gives Day.

 

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Thanks to Our Founders – Julia and Nick

With the recent change in FNTG’s leadership, the officers want to acknowledge all of the great work done to build this organization by those who are responsible for its existence. Click below to read the letter published in the January 7 issue of the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Riseman-Horton Gazette letter

 

Many, many thanks to . . .
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Fall newsletter and holiday appeal

The fall newsletter of the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways is now available at http://fntg.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/main_document.pdf.

We are in the midst of our annual holiday appeal. In the past 10 years we’ve provided more than $45,000 to support trail development in Northampton and surrounding communities. Any or all support at this time to continue . . .
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The future of the trails

Where have we come from over the past ten years? What’s in store for the next ten years?

Ten people met in August for the first ever Advisory Committee for the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways. The discussion focused primarily on the future of the Trails and Greenways of Northampton, and the specifically, the . . .
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Summer newsletter available

The summer newsletter is now available (click here). It includes an update from the trails, info about trail development, the Leeds Hotel Bridge, happenings in Southampton, a review of the renovated Norwottuck Rail Trail, the winner of the Trail Neighbor award, and a report on the Sweet Spoken Tweed Ride.