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 . . .
→Read More:Fundraising to purchase a critical easement
The Williamsburg Mill River Greenway Committee is preparing a report on the feasibility of a multipurpose pathway between Haydenville and Williamsburg centers roughly following the course of the Mill River. They have scheduled a community forum to seek input.
Would you like to see our village centers more connected? Last time we asked,we heard . . .
→Read More:Connecting Haydenville and Williamsburg
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
A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Norwottuck Rail Trail Bicycle and Pedestrian Path project in Amherst,Hadley and Northampton,MA.
WHERE:Hadley Elementary School Cafeteria 21 River Drive Hadley,MA 01035
WHEN:Wednesday September 5,2012 at 7:00 P.M.
The purpose of this hearing is to . . .
→Read More:public hearing on Norwottuck Rail Trail reconstruction project on September 5th
The City of Northampton Office of Planning and Development announced a meeting about the proposed Connecticut River Greenway. This should be a great opportunity to hear more about this exciting project to connect the trail network to Hatfield as well as make better links to the river.
5:00 PM Monday June 25,2012 Jackson Street . . .
→Read More:public hearing on proposed Connecticut River Greenway
The Gazette published a slide show from Sunday’s ribbon cutting festivities (golden spike):http://gazettenet.com/2011/05/24/slide-show-scenes-of-rail-trail09s-09golden-spike09-moment
Kudos to everyone (in particular Juliane Casey and the Friends of the Manhan Rail Trail) for pulling off this great set of events.
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
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.
Come join us for Wayne Feiden’s talk on April 25th entitled “the Future of Northampton trails and greenways”. . . .
→Read More:Future of the trails talk on Monday,April 25th
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