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The Trustees of Reservations Favorite Fall Foliage Hikes

Oct 18 2021
Favorite Fall Foliage Hikes
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Hilltown Open Studio Tour | October 2-3

Sep 29 2021
Hilltown Open Studio Tour Saturday& Sunday, October 2-3, 11am-5pm
Hosted by  Hilltown Arts Alliance
Website to get self-guided tour map:
22 Studios in Chesterfield, Cummington, Worthington, Plainfield, and Chester, MA.
Event Details :
The Hilltown Open Studio Tour returns this year on [continue reading]

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]

Cummington Fair 2021 | August 26-29

Aug 23 2021
Cummington Fair 2021 Thursday-Sunday, August 26-29
Gates open at 4pm Thursday 8/26 and Friday 8/27
Gates open at 7am Saturday 8/28 and Sunday 8/29
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Late Spring Bird Walk in Cummington | May 22

May 17 2021
Late Spring Bird Walk in Cummington Saturday, May 22, 9am-11am
Hosted by  Hilltown Land Trust
Register at:
Event Details :
On Saturday, May 22nd join HLT and members of the Hoffman Bird Club for a guided bird walk in Cummington. We’ll visit promising [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]

Cummington Pair Look to Pioneer Nut Farming in Western Mass

Feb 7 2017
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 6, 2017, by Nicole Defeudis
When Sara Tower began farming about eight years ago, she worked mostly with vegetables, which is typical of many farmers in the area. Next fall, though, she and her partner will harvest a crop that is new to western Massachusetts — [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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