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,

E-mail us: fntg@fntg.net

Fall Foliage Trail Photo Contest

WWLP coverage of the “Future of the Mass Central Rail Trail”

Be sure to check out the WWLP video of Wayne Feiden and Craig Della Penna discussing the future of Northampton rail trails and the Mass Central Rail Trail (from Northampton to Boston). More info on the Mass Central Rail project can be found here.

Help save the Hotel bridge in Leeds

Please consider heading to the CPA to express your thoughts about preservation of the Hotel bridge in Leeds.

George Kohout writes:

Hello friends of the Hotel Bridge,

Just to echo Alice B’s earlier request …

If any of you have time this Weds night we sure could use your brief, personal testimony on the importance . . .
→ Read More: Help save the Hotel bridge in Leeds

bevy of correspondence in today’s Gazette

Check it out: Today’s Weekend Gazette features a full page (A7) of letters to the Editor and a guest Column in support of our communities improvements to the bike trail network. These letters are written in response to recent weeks of letters to the Editor criticizing the construction the new bike bridge over Route 10. . . .
→ Read More: bevy of correspondence in today’s Gazette

Farmington CT to Southwick, MA rail trail excursion

blazer8696 has put together a 28.1 mile rail trail excursion from Farmington CT to Southwick MA on EveryTrail.com. This is a rail trail along the mainline built by the New Haven & Northampton. The portion shown is the northern section from Farmington, CT to Southwick, MA.

In CT it’s called the Farmington Valley Greenway. In . . .
→ Read More: Farmington CT to Southwick, MA rail trail excursion

Rail trails offer respite

Mark Conti Cycling writes in the Sunday, September 5th Worcester Telegram:

Pedaling along a paved rail trail offers cyclists a chance to escape the hazards of riding in traffic and enjoy gentle terrain. …

Read more at http://www.telegram.com/article/20100905/COLUMN31/9050618/1009/SPORTS