Come help us launch the first of MRGI’s series of self-guided historic riverwalks, this one from Paradise Pond on the Smith College campus to Old South Street in downtown Northampton. You will be walking through more than 350 years of history on this riverwalk, which focuses on the centers of Northampton’s early industries as well as the history of the river itself.
John Sinton, MRGI’s co-moderator, will lead the tour, which includes stops at early mill sites, at the 1940 diversion, then a walk alongside the former bed of the “Hidden Mill River” and an endpoint where the first bridge across the Mill was built in the 17th century.
Everyone will get a copy of the beautiful brochure with its map and text, along with historic maps and photos.
Time & Date: 10:00-11:30 Saturday, June 1st
Meeting Place: The Boathouse across from the Greenhouse on Paradise Pond
Heavy rain cancels the event.