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Urban Invasives Walk in Williamsburg | June 5

May 31 2021
Urban Invasives Walk in Williamsburg Saturday, June 5, 11-12:30pm
Hosted by  Hilltown Land Trust
Register at:
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Berberis thunbergii. Celastrus orbiculatus. Alliaria petiolata. The mere mention of these species can be enough to send any conservation professional into an agitated state. [continue reading]

56 Acres Protected in Williamsburg!

Apr 19 2021
56 Acres Protected in Williamsburg! “Important wildlife habitat and a public trail in Williamsburg are now permanently protected by Hilltown Land Trust, through the donation of a conservation restriction by property owner Sandra Warren and her late husband Jim Locke.” Read the full article at . [continue reading]

Land Trusts & Native Species: Community-Based Educational Resources to Support Self-Directed Learning

Mar 17 2020
Self-guided hikes are a great way to keep your family active outdoors and engaged in nature! They’re also excellent ways to support learning via community-based educational resources, including land trusts & native species!
Download this free interpretive trail guide Hilltown Families created with the Hilltown Land Trust for the [continue reading]

11 Unsuspecting Restaurants In Massachusetts With Food So Good It Should Be Illegal

Sep 14 2019
11 Unsuspecting Restaurants In Massachusetts With Food So Good It Should Be Illegal Williamsburg Snack Bar in Haydenville, Jake’s in Northampton, Pie Bar in Florence, Strawbale Cafe in Westhampton, El Comalito in Amherst, Bub’s BBQ in Sunderland, The Blind Pig in Athol, and Anne’s Dairy Drive-In in Orange, all make the list. Read the review [continue reading]

Bever Brook Greenway Hiking Trail Now Open

Jun 25 2019
The Beaver Brook Greenway off Route 9 in Leeds heading into Haydenville is now open to the public, with trails and a wildlife blind.
Read more about it here:
# Hiking   # Nature [continue reading]

New Hiking Trail Revealing Hidden History in Williamsburg, MA

Jul 20 2018
IMG_2869When I first moved to the Pioneer Valley five years ago, I lived in Williamsburg. Shortly after settling into my new apartment, I went to the library and checked out a book on local history. It was the first time I heard of the Mill River flood caused by the catastrophic failure of the Williamsburg Reservoir [continue reading]

James Cahillane of Williamsburg writes ‘The Pilot’s Satchel,’ a book about his dreams during induced coma

Sep 4 2016
In the poetry and commentary he attempts to reconcile his life experience with the comatose words.
James F. Cahillane of Williamsburg. KEVIN GUTTING WILLIAMSBURG –James F. Cahillane’s latest book, “The Pilot’s Satchel,” contains 21 dreams/poems that he recalled from a 10-day induced coma following emergency colon surgeries in 2010 at Cooley [continue reading]

New Trails in Williamsburg Showcasing Local History| Volunteers & Donations

May 1 2016
Source: Williamsburg Woodland Trails 
The dam ruins in 1874 — Source: Williamsburg Woodland Trails
In 1874, Williamsburg’s 600′ dam unexpectedly burst creating a flood that wiped through the four mill villages ( Williamsburg , Skinnerville , Haydenville , and  Leeds ) and finally settled in Florence. The dam was crafted by local factory owners to provide a reliable source [continue reading]

FREE Shredding Day in Williamsburg

Nov 15 2015
TownSeal64BlueBackgroundSaturday, November 21, 2015 Starting at 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Highway Garage 24 R Main Street, Williamsburg, MA Open to all Williamsburg residents and surrounding communities a maximum of three boxes per vehicle [continue reading]

Massachusetts maple syrup wins international awards State sugarmakers take honors in competition

Nov 13 2014
Two Massachusetts maple syrup producers took honors at an annual international maple products contest, held this year in Wolfville, Nova Scotia at the annual meetings of the North American Maple Syrup Council and International Maple Syrup Institute. Sugarmakers from the United States and Canada entered their maple syrup, candy and cream to have them judged [continue reading]

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