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
I’m very pleased to report that the City of Northampton,Northampton Business Improvement District,and Smith College have agreed to collaborate to clear snow from the new section of the Northampton Rail Trail. The following press release provides the details. Kudos to the Mayor,the Business Improvement District,Smith College and Hilary Caws-Elwitt and others . . .
→Read More:Plowing of an additional part of the Northampton Rail Trail
Please come join us on Wednesday,April 25th at 7:00pm for a planning committee (and newsletter mailing party!) for the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways. We’ll have updates on projects and plans for the future (including trail expansion updates,info on the Photo and Video contest,and upcoming tours),as well as some refreshments . . .
→Read More:come join us for a planning meeting (Wed 4/25)
Come join us and enjoy Spring,community,and the satisfaction of doing good for the environment and our city. The annual rail-trail clean-up is an enjoyable way to contribute a few hours of your time.
When:April 14th (Rain Date:April 15),9:00am to noon
Meet at any of the following locations to pick . . .
→Read More:Come join the trail cleanup on Saturday,April 14th
You are invited to join us to brainstorm how to help keep the trails beautiful and accessible for everyone. The first-ever meeting of the ad-hoc Volunteer Trail Maintenance group is on:Wednesday,October 26th at 7 pm at Trailside Realty,14 Strong Avenue,Northampton.
At this meeting we’ll plan the dates for the fifth annual . . .
→Read More:discussion of maintenance issues on the trail
The Friends of Mineral Hills Conservation Area is organizing a trail-building day July 30,from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Volunteers are asked to meet in the parking area for the Mineral Hills area,located on Sylvester Road about a quarter mile north of its intersection with West Farms,Turkey Hill,Ryan and Sylvester roads.
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→Read More:Trail maintenance on July 30th in Mineral Hills seeks volunteers
The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways selected Smith College as the recipient of our Trail Neighbor award for 2011. This distinction is given annually to an individual,family,or organization that works on behalf of the Northampton rail trail network. . . .
→Read More:Smith College awarded trail neighbor award
Just in time for Bike Week (see here for a complete listing),we’ve made our new map and brochure as well as summer newsletter available (click here to download).
There’s lots happening this week. Wednesday,May 18th is the Northampton Bike Breakfast,on the courthouse lawn. Smith College will be receiving our trail neighbor award . . .
→Read More:Bike Week festivities,Ribbon-cutting,New map and brochure plus newsletter
Come join us on Saturday,April 30th from 9:30am-noon for a City-wide trail cleanup. . . .
→Read More:Love Your Mother. Clean Up the Bike Path.
Forget the April Fools Day snow outside –I know it is spring because activity is warming up along our our community rail-trails!
1) FNTG is seeking nominations for its fourth annual “Trail Neighbor Award”. The Trail Neighbor Award recognizes individuals or groups for outstanding care or development of our community’s local trails. This is . . .
→Read More:Springtime on the trails