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.

Complete Streets Demonstration Day – June 18

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Main St. Design Workshop

Tuesday, May 10th 6:00-8:00 PM City Council Chambers/City Hall 210 Main Street, Northampton Help the City create a short-term and long-term vision for Downtown’s Main Street! Discussion will include sidewalk, crosswalk, and transit improvements, as well as new landscaping and dedicated space for cycling.

 

Bike Commute Breakfast

Wednesday, May . . .
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Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Public Forum

Monday, March 7, all are invited to share their input with the City of Northampton for its Pedestrian and Bicycle Comprehensive Plan. See flyer below for details.

 

FNTG Spring Meeting

FNTG Spring Meeting Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Doors open 6:30. A short business meeting begins promptly at 7:00, to be followed by a Special Recognition Award, short talks by Pete Sutton, Bike/Ped Coordinator, Mass DOT Sean Condon, President, . . .
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New FNTG Officers and Upcoming Members’ Meeting

NEW YEAR 2016 IS HERE! and the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways is pleased to announce that George Kohout and Craig Della Penna have been elected as Co-Presidents for the term January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017. The other officers remain as before: Sean Kinlin, Vice-President John Gaustad, Secretary Mary Jo Stanley, Treasurer

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Growing the Multi-Use Trail Network – The projects, the plans, and the region

March 10, 7:00 pm: EVENING TALK (GROWING OUR TRAIL NETWORK) Northampton Friends Meetinghouse, 43 Center Street

We’d encourage you to save the date for an evening lecture on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00pm that Wayne Feiden will be presenting. Wayne is Director of the City’s Office of Planning and Sustainability his talk is entitled “Growing . . .
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Planning meeting: all welcomed

We’ll be hosting a planning meeting on Monday, March 2nd at 7:30pm. We’d encourage you to join us as we plan for the spring and beyond. Tentative agenda items include reprinting our map and brochure, establishing an advisory committee, organizing a spring trail cleanup, approving the transfer of funds from the holiday appeal, working to . . .
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planning meeting for the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways

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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Planning meeting: what’s next for the trails?

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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Fundraising to purchase a critical easement

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 . . .
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