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,

Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Public Forum

Monday, March 7, all are invited to share their input with the City of Northampton for its Pedestrian and Bicycle Comprehensive Plan. See flyer below for details.


FNTG Spring Meeting

FNTG Spring Meeting Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Doors open 6:30. A short business meeting begins promptly at 7:00, to be followed by a Special Recognition Award, short talks by Pete Sutton, Bike/Ped Coordinator, Mass DOT Sean Condon, President, . . .
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Thanks to Our Founders – Julia and Nick

With the recent change in FNTG’s leadership, the officers want to acknowledge all of the great work done to build this organization by those who are responsible for its existence. Click below to read the letter published in the January 7 issue of the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Riseman-Horton Gazette letter


Many, many thanks to . . .
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New FNTG Officers and Upcoming Members’ Meeting

NEW YEAR 2016 IS HERE! and the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways is pleased to announce that George Kohout and Craig Della Penna have been elected as Co-Presidents for the term January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017. The other officers remain as before: Sean Kinlin, Vice-President John Gaustad, Secretary Mary Jo Stanley, Treasurer

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Fall newsletter and holiday appeal

The fall newsletter of the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways is now available at http://fntg.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/main_document.pdf.

We are in the midst of our annual holiday appeal. In the past 10 years we’ve provided more than $45,000 to support trail development in Northampton and surrounding communities. Any or all support at this time to continue . . .
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The future of the trails

Where have we come from over the past ten years? What’s in store for the next ten years?

Ten people met in August for the first ever Advisory Committee for the Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways. The discussion focused primarily on the future of the Trails and Greenways of Northampton, and the specifically, the . . .
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Summer newsletter available

The summer newsletter is now available (click here). It includes an update from the trails, info about trail development, the Leeds Hotel Bridge, happenings in Southampton, a review of the renovated Norwottuck Rail Trail, the winner of the Trail Neighbor award, and a report on the Sweet Spoken Tweed Ride.

Celebrate the completion of the Mass Central Rail Trail / Norwottuck renovation

Dear friends and supports of the MCRT – Norwottuck,

DCR and MassDOT are planning to hold a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the MCRT – Norwottuck Reconstruction Project on August 5, 2015.

Time and details to follow. Please save the date.

More details can be found at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/norwottuck-rail-trail.html.

Trail construction (and trail closures) in Leeds)

The MassCentral Rail Trail extension will be beginning in Leeds as some point in the middle of July, 2015. For much of the construction the existing and new section of the trail north of Florence Street/Mulberry Street and Grove Avenue will be closed.

Winners of 2015 Trail Neighbor Award

Kudos to Gaby Immerman and John Sinton of the Mill River Greenway Initiative for their efforts on behalf of the riverways and greenways of our area. John and Gaby are the recipients of the 2015 Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways Trail Neighbor Award, bestowed by Sean Kinlin at today’s Bike Breakfast in Northampton.

These . . .
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