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,

E-mail us: fntg@fntg.net

FNTG Summer Newsletter

Our Summer 2016 newsletter is now available, featuring articles on the Second Annual Tweed Ride, Northampton’s Complete Streets demonstration, the Adopt-a-Trail program, updates from other area trails, and more. Click the image below to view or download the newsletter.


Lunchtime Natural History Walking Tours

Naturalist Laurie Sanders is offering walking tours this month, and the next one takes place on the rail trail. The tours begin at 12 noon on each date at Historic Northampton, and pre-registration is required, as there are limited slots for the walks. To register, e-mail lsanders@historicnorthampton.org. Suggested donation is $5 for members of Historic . . .
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Complete Streets Demonstration Day – June 18




Updates on Northampton Trail Underpass

The website Trains in the Valley has posted updated information regarding the trail underpass that will be built under the railroad track near King Street in Northampton. A bid has been chosen and construction is to begin later this year, with project completion sometime in 2017.

Details and images can be found here.


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Tweed Ride this Saturday

Sweet Spoken Second Annual Spring Tweed Ride Saturday, May 14, 2016 2:00-5:00 PM Register at: www.bikereg.com/tweedride

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 13, 5:00 PM

Meet in the pedestrian plaza behind Thorne’s Market at 2:00 PM.

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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