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

Photos from “green spike” ribbon cutting events

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.

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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Mill River walking tour on May 6th

On May 6th, 2011 at 3:00pm, the Mill River Greenway (http://millrivergreenway.org/) will be hosting a walking tour about “Mill River Industries from the Upper Mill to the Paper Mill” Meet at the Smith College Boat House on the Smith College’s Paradise Pond. Duration: 1.5 hours, 2.5 miles over mostly flat ground.

“Mill River Industries from . . .
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