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.

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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Every seven years

Dear FNTG Supporters,

Every seven years the City of Northampton creates a detailed plan for how it will acquire and manage conservations and recreation land around the city for the public good. Tuesday will be our opportunity to hear about the new plans being proposed for the next seven years and we will be invited . . .
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trail acquisition in Leeds

The City of Northampton has forgiven back taxes owed on a property in Leeds, which will be used to construct an access ramp between Main Street and the rail trail.

Read more at http://www.gazettenet.com/2010/09/04/city-councilor-trade-land-back-taxes

Northampton plans to expand trails to Hatfield

Northampton’s City Council is scheduled to vote August 19th whether to accept interest in several Hatfield parcels that could one day contain rail trail extensions from Northampton. The city would pay $12,000 for a half interest in four small parcels along the Connecticut River that can now only be accessed from Hatfield. Planning Director Wayne . . .
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