Adopt a Trail

Stantec volunteers cleaning up the bike path

We all love our shared use path. Come join our Adopt-a-Trail volunteers for Routing Maintenance (MOST COMMON): Litter cleanup, cutting brush adjacent to granite benches and removing sod growing onto the trail, for Special Projects and Financial sponsorship

WhereWho What
Entire trail on west side of railroad tracksNorthampton DPWCapital repairs, mowing, brush hogging
Entire trail on west side of railroad tracksNorthampton PlanningTrail expansions and grants
Easthampton line to Route 10AVAILABLECollect litter
Route 10 to Earle/Grove StreetsAVAILABLECollect litter
Earle/Grove Streets to Vet's Field access roadSmith CollegeMowing segment
Vet's Field to Pleasant Street-Downtown NorthamptonClimate Action Group of the Unitarian SocietyCollect litter
Pleasant Street to Main Street- Downtown NorthamptonCollaborative for Education ServicesCollect litter
Vet's Field to Main Street-Downtown NorthamptonNorthampton ParkingSnow removal and mowing
Main Street to King Street-Downtown NorthamptonNorthampton DPWSnow removal some mowing
Main St/Registry to Goggins Real EstateJack and Priscilla FinnRemove litter, mow edge of trail
Goggins Real Estate to King StreetDuane Ranney
Collect litter and cut brush
King Street to Jackson Street, including spur to Barrett Street MarshCarol Varsano
Collect litter and cut brush
Jackson Street ramp to Hatfield RoadJohn McGrathCollect litter
Hatfield Road to Straw AvenueEsther RalstonCollect litter/cut brush
Straw Avenue to ChestnutAndrew Munson and Marc PatilloCollect litter/cut brush
Chestnut to BardwellSuzanne LoveCollect litter/cut brush
Bardwell to Look ParkStan the Fixit Man
Collect litter on trail and adjacent city land (old borrow pit site)
Within Look ParkLook ParkMow, maintain area
Look Park N. Main exit to Arch StreetSuzanne StarlingCollect litter/cut brush
Arch Street to Mulberry StreetLeeds Elementary SchoolCollect litter/cut brush
Mulberry Street to Grove AveMiles ChilsonCollect litter/cut brush
Mulberry Street to Grove Ave rampAVAILABLERake trap rock gravel and
clean drainage channels
Grove Ave ramp to S. Main St., WilliamsburgHaydenville Congregational Church & Williamsburg Mill River Greenway CommitteeCollect litter/cut brush
Hospital Hill Spur (Route 66 to Musante Drive)Betsy Nicoletti Collect litter/cut brush
Ice Pond Drive to Rocky Hill CohousingAVAILABLECut brush/mow edge of trail
Entire trailFriends of Northampton TrailsOrganize annual cleanups


We do require that our non-licensed volunteers sign a volunteer release before doing any work.

To sign up or for questions, email Tom Annese, Planning & Sustainability.