Find Your Way to a Trail


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Find Your Way to a Trail

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A Beautiful Day to Ride

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Walker and Biker, Young and Old

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Never Too Young to Enjoy the Trails

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Tweed Ride 2015 Arrives at Look Park

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The Couple Who Bikes Together Stays Together

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True Love

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Manhan Trail Bridge Dedication

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Along the Trail

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Beaver Brook Bridge -- Future Trail Stop in Leeds

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End of the Trail -- For Now

Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways (FNTG) supports the development of rail trails in the City of Northampton and surrounding towns.

Trails and greenways provide recreation and transportation opportunities for area residents and tourists.

FNTG works in cooperation with city and town departments, other groups, and area businesses to:

ŸŸŸŸŸŸ• Promote planning, proper use, development, and care of the trails
• Raise and expend funds to support trail design, maintenance, and improvements
• Assist in trail maintenance
• Assist in the marketing of the trails

Since our founding in 2006, FNTG has raised more than $45,000 to help support trail design, construction, and improvements.

Last year we joined with Williamsburg trail supporters in assisting the City of Northampton in obtaining grants for the design and construction of a multi-use trail connecting the villages of Leeds and Haydenville. We are happy to report that the one-third mile extension of the Leeds trail is under construction and should be completed by the end of December. In 2016 we expect to assist the City of Northampton in raising funds for completing the Leeds-Haydenville trail to the Williamsburg line.

And, although it may take many years to complete, 2015 saw the initial design of a multi-use trail within what is known as the Rocky Hill Greenway, connecting Route 66 in the Rocky Hill area to the Manhan Trail near the bridge across Route 10.

In the long-range plan is a Connecticut River Greenway trail, which would connect the MassCentral/Norwottuck Trail by the Coolidge Bridge to the City's new Connecticut River Greenway riverfront park off Damon Road (with a hoped-for eventual extension all the way to Hatfield).

Your donations to FNTG will help us continue to make a difference for the dreaming, planning, building, and improving of the walking and biking trails in our wonderful community. All new donors will automatically become Members of FNTG, and will receive our newsletter, invitations to special events, and bulletins about new developments along the trail, AND a copy of the 2015 edition of the map and brochure "Exploring the Rail Trails of Northampton and Easthampton".

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Organization Information

Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways (FNTG) supports the development of rail trails in the City of Northampton and surrounding towns.

EIN: 760811974

Reports: Guidestar

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