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.

Lost canals of Northampton tour on Saturday, November 12th

The New Haven and Northampton Canal extended from New Haven to Northampton. The canal was a commercial failure, coming just before railroads became the dominant mode of internal travel, but it shaped our landscape and remains visible in many areas today.

The canal ran from New Haven (Canal Street by the current IKEA) to Northampton, . . .
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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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announcement of Photo and Video Contest

The Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways (FNTG) is sponsoring a photo and video contest of images and stories that highlight the special quality of our regional rail trail network. We encourage you to submit entries by the end of August, 2012 that best capture the sense of these trails and the people who use . . .
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