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

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Main St. Design Workshop

Tuesday, May 10th 6:00-8:00 PM City Council Chambers/City Hall 210 Main Street, Northampton Help the City create a short-term and long-term vision for Downtown’s Main Street! Discussion will include sidewalk, crosswalk, and transit improvements, as well as new landscaping and dedicated space for cycling.

 

Bike Commute Breakfast

Wednesday, May . . .
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Valley Gives Day is May 3

Save the Date! Valley Gives Returns on May 3* Join the Fun and Give to Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways *If you will be away on May 3, don’t despair. Any donation made from now on will be recorded as if given on Valley Gives Day.

 

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The Latest News From FVTC in Connecticut

The Farmington Valley Trails Council has recently shared with us information on the link to the south. Click the links below to view their State of the Trails, the report of a multi-year study of the Northampton to New Haven corridor, and info on trail adoption in CT.

State of the Trails 2016

FVTC Trail . . .
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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.