Tag Archives: Recreation

Westfield Trail Funding in Danger

The Columbia Greenway section of the rail trail which connects Northampton, MA to New Haven, CT is said to be among the most beautiful, crossing the Westfield River and winding through reconstructed downtown Westfield. This section of the trail had been hailed as a key piece of the renovation to downtown Westfield, and enjoyed support from the Mayor and city council.
Unfortunately, that seems to have changed. Continue reading

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Bay State Bike Week 2016

Bay State Bike Week is happening so go out and find some new friends to cycle with! Continue reading

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Norwottuck Rail Trail Work

A heads up on some work on the trail trail in the Leeds section of Northampton. From a masslive.com reporter on Twitter: @LauraMNewberry: Northampton DPW: Road work scheduled for North Elm, Prospect, Finn Streets; Leeds Rail Trail closed until winter … Continue reading

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West Springfield Public Hearing Scheduled

The town of West Springfield has posted a notice of hearing on their plans to develop a trail along the Connecticut River. The kidsConnecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway trail would be for biking and walking. Hearing details: A Public Informational Meeting … Continue reading

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Norwottuck Rail Trail Repairs Completed

There’s nothing like riding freshly prepared rail trail through beautiful scenery. Continue reading

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Bike Path Spur Dispute Resolved

One of the goals of the Open Space Recreation, & Multi-Use plan in Northampton, MA, has been to create little rail trail spurs throughout the city so that more residents have easy access to existing Manhan Rail Trail and Mass … Continue reading

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Norwottuck Rail Trail Resurfacing Hearing Set

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know the section of the Norwottuck Rail Trail between Hadley, MA and Amherst, MA has been in dire need of resurfacing for years now. The original surface included broken glass … Continue reading

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BikeFest Returns for Fifth Year

Northampton Cycling Club‘s BikeFest, celebrating all things cycling in Western Massachusetts, returns for the 5th year, bigger and better. BikeFest is on Saturday, September 22, at Look Park in Northampton, MA. Check out their new website, Bike Fest & Tour … Continue reading

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Southampton Rail Trail Group Approaches Milestone

Northampton, check. Easthampton, check. Ummmm…ah,Westfield, check. Southwick, check. Hang on, something’s missing. Southampton. Southampton is the missing link in the New Haven & Northampton Canal Rail Trail. But the Southampton Greenway Committee is working to connect Southampton to the trail … Continue reading

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Westfield MA Columbia Greenway Moves Closer to Downtown

Continuing the Westfield, MA, Columbia Greenway Rail Trail theme, we move on to what’s coming next in the trail’s development. During Winter, 2011-2012, Westfield has begun to see the final stages of the rebuilding  with the completion of the Great … Continue reading

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