The Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee in collaboration with the Kestrel Land Trust and Nonotuck Park are pleased to announce The Story Walk at Nonotuck Park, a unique family outdoor interactive event which is designed to engage children with nature through the medium of literature. The walk, which is located along the Toteman Trail, includes a series of signs displaying the pages of Marianne Berkes’ award-winning children’s book “Over the Forest: Come and Take a Peek” with illustrations by Jill Dubin. The Nonotuck Park Story Walk aims to encourage families with children to visit the park, explore the woods, and learn about the wildlife and habitats that they are likely to find in the Valley. The Story Walk will open with a family celebration kick-off on Saturday, June 4, starting at 2 pm. (Rain date is Sunday) Events include a guided walk and reading by Ms. Robb who is also a local storyteller and librarian, face painting, and signed book raffles. Light refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public. There is no charge for vehicles after 1PM if you mention the Story Walk as you enter the park. The Story Walk installation will remain in place through September 30. Books will be on sale at White Square Books on Cottage Street and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Nashawannuck Pond.
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST HILLTOP BBQ WITH BREWS AUGUST 28 FROM 4 ~7 Live Music From Tune Raiders Featuring Brews From Fort Hill Brewery ~House Smoked~ ~Brisket ~Pulled Pork ~St Louis Ribs Along with Mac Cheese, BBQ Beans, Collards, Slaw & Corn Bread All for $25.00per person per person, Tax Included Pre- Paid Reservations Are Required, and are Non- Refundable Space Is Limited To 75 People
The City of Easthampton was founded in 1785 as a town and is located in Hampshire County about 96 miles west of Boston. Although a city government, the community wishes to be known as "The Town of Easthampton".
Visitors are drawn to steep slopes of Mount Tom that border the city on the east. Nonotuck Park is a breath taking regional recreation area that includes 190 acres of land for active and passive activities. Another attraction is the Arcadia Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary that provides children as well as adults with the importance of animals and preserving their habitat.
Easthampton is also home to the Williston Northampton School a private secondary collage prep school that just received the blue ribbon educational award which ranked it one of the top private schools in the country.