Welcome back from a cool, wet, lovely summer. We’ve got a busy fall planned for the Mill River, starting with 3 (count ’em — three) walks in September alone. Here’s what’s coming your way:
Saturday, September 6, Riverwalk in Leeds, a wonderful historic village in Northampton, near the Northampton/Williamsburg town line, which dates back to the 18th century. Heidi Stevens and Jason Johnson, founders of the Mill River Greenway Committee of the Leeds Civic Association, will lead us on a tour that will focus on the heyday of Leeds during the first three-quarters of the 19th century, with stops at the Old Nonotuck Woolen Mill and 3 other mill sites, the old post office and train depot, the Dimock mansion, the Hotel Bridge, and the memorial to the 1874 Flood that devastated Leeds. There are very few places left for this walk, so please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like too participate or to get on the waiting list. If there is sufficient interest, Heidi and Jason will organize a repeat of this walk later in the fall.
Saturday, September 13th Todd Lynch’s Art Installation, “Flotsam Weirs,” in Williamsburg. See below, posts on Aug. 5 and 6, for details. You do not need to sign up for this walk to participate.
Saturday, September 20th, Florence II Riverwalk — Crimson & Clover Farm to Meadow St. Bridge.
This walk from Crimson & Clover Farm on Spring St. to the Meadow St. Bridge combines historic and ecological information. Laurie Sanders will talk about Mill River ecology as we travel along the river corridor, and Elizabeth Sharpe (In the Shadow of the Dam) will discuss the dramatic results of the 1874 Flood, which ended at what is now the farm and recreational fields in Florence. There are very few places left for this walk, so please please write us at email@example.com if you’d like to participate or to get on the waiting list.