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

Trail Neighbor Award – Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for FNTG’s 2017 Trail Neighbor award. Each year, the Trail Neighbor Award is presented to an individual or group who has contributed significantly to the local trail network. This can involve work to sustain the existing trails, help in growing the network, or promotion of trail use.

If you know . . .
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discussion of maintenance issues on the trail

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 . . .
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Smith College awarded trail neighbor award

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. . . .
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Bike Week festivities, Ribbon-cutting, New map and brochure plus newsletter

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 . . .
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Springtime on the trails

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 . . .
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