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The Trustees of Reservations Favorite Fall Foliage Hikes

Oct 18 2021
Favorite Fall Foliage Hikes
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Growing nuts a long-term project for this Cummington farm

Sep 24 2021
Growing nuts a long-term project for this Cummington farm “Seva and Kalyan Water are practical idealists. The two live with their toddler son, Rohan, at Nutwood Farm in Cummington.
The 7-acre tract looked a bit wild — one might even say scruffy — when I visited recently. The scruffiness is intentional. The Waters purchased [continue reading]

Learning about and protecting native bees

Apr 13 2021
Highlighting Wild & Scenic Westfield River ‘s collaboration with the Beecology project and Amy Pulley at Wing and a Prayer Nursery in Cummington MA.  Amy kindly offered her gardens to train volunteers in 2019. Her nursery offers us a unique opportunity to deepen our understanding of the trophic levels [continue reading]

West Cummington Congregational Church

Jan 18 2010
missing imageCummington and the Hilltowns lost an important community resource this weekend when the 170 year old West Cummington Congregational Church burned to the ground.
Besides serving as a place of worship, the building had great acoustics and acted as a venue for many musical events. During the past few years the congregation invested a [continue reading]

Cummington, MA

Nov 10 2008
missing image Cummington is a small rural community in the Hilltowns region of Western Massachusetts. The town hosts the Hillside Agricultural Society’s Cummington Fair and the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair each year.
Poet William Cullen Bryant was born in Cummington. His home is maintained by the Trustees of [continue reading]

The Hilltowns Region

Nov 10 2008
The Hilltowns include areas of Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties west of and above the hills bordering the Connecticut River rift valley. This is a rolling, wooded, lightly populated area of Massachusetts, and contains several important wildlife habitat areas and watersheds. Residents of the area are intimately familiar with New England’s fifth season – mud!
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The William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Nov 3 2008
missing imageBarn for storing apples and pears, built in the 1870's
The William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington (one of the hilltowns ) is maintained by the Trustees of Reservations. From Route 9, turn onto Route 112 South to Bryant Road. Parking, picnic tables and seasonal visitor center, gift shop and [continue reading]

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