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Mill River Recreation Area

The Mill River Recreation area in North Amherst is part of a greenbelt that extends southwest to Hadley and the Connecticut River. It is open to the public with no fee to access.According to, the longest trail in Mill River Recreation Area is Mill River Trail to Puffer’s Pond Loop. This trail is estimated to be 3.7 km long.According to users from, the best place to hike in Mill River Recreation Area is Mill River Trail to Puffer’s Pond Loop, which has a 4.3 star rating from 291 reviews. This trail is 3.7 km long with an elevation gain of 26 m.

“Bring a blanket. Great park to have a first date in case he’s a phsyco you can leave to use a bathroom and never come back and it’s public enough. So no rapies!”
Post Description : Another fantastic reminder from our friends at @wmassoutdoors! There’s plenty of beautiful spots along the rail trail to take a cycling break, including @forthillbrewery in #EasthamptonMA Photos by @gravesphoto ???? #othersideMA

Post Description : Summer is officially here! What better way to celebrate than a hike on a beautiful day? Here’s some great photos by @massdaytripping taken at the Mt. Holyoke Summit House in #HadleyMA. Have you been? #othersideMA
Post Description : Monday excursion: a trip to the @mhcbotanicgarden in #SouthHadleyMA! Stop by the Village Commons just up the hill afterwards for something to eat, drink, or just to peruse the shops! #othersideMA

Post Description : How’s this sound? ???? If you’re looking to enjoy some craft cider in a sweet setting, then check out the Cider Bar at @carrsciderhouse in #HadleyMA- and while you’re there, grab some fresh veggies from the @preservationorchard farm stand! #othersideMAPost Description : PSA: when in #HampshireCountyMA, be sure to stay cool and caffeinated! You’ve got a variety of options, including this one by @familiarscoffee in #NorthamptonMA ????☕️ What’s your go-to spot for an iced beverage? ???? #othersideMAPost Description : It pays to take the scenic route when you’re in #HampshireCountyMA- and luckily, they’re almost all scenic routes here ???? A sample of what you might find along the way- a flower stand like this one at @passalongsfarm. Thanks @misterkutcher for sharing this pic with us via #othersideMA! ???? #FlorenceMA Post Description : Doesn’t this look amazing? You can get it at @little.truc in #EasthamptonMA (check their page for food truck locations), and stay tuned for a dining/pop-up space at their newly constructed kitchen! #othersideMA This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.

In the Mill District, driving is for golfers! Get out on the links in short order at this beautiful 9-hole course surrounded by nature. Open to golfers in the warmer months, the course is active all winter with sledding, snow-shoeing, and cross-country skiing. Bring your own equipment and enjoy views of the Berkshires while playing around featured ponds, wetlands, and native trees. Golf alone, with friends, or join one of their leagues!
Mill River Recreation Area keeps the Mill District active, with two basketball courts, two tennis courts, two little league-size baseball fields, a full playground, and a swimming pool for the summertime. Little ones are welcome too, with a toddler playground – including baby swings, and a wading pool.One of the longest hiking trails in Massachusetts, the trail cuts right through the Mill District! Maps for the Robert Frost Trail can be found at the Mill District General Store.

In the winter, the Town of Amherst grooms and maintains ski trails at Cherry Hill Golf Course, supported by the Amherst Nordic Ski Association, which was founded in 2018 to promote and enhance Nordic (cross country) skiing in Amherst and beyond. Amherst Nordic provides skiing opportunities for kids and adults, racers and tourers, and has a mission to get people outside in the winter enjoying healthy, exciting, and fun recreation on skinny skis. Cherry Hill is currently “bring your own” for equipment.Just a short walk down Summer Street brings you to Puffer’s Pond. Perfect for cooling down in the summer and walking all year-round, Puffer’s Pond is open for swimming, canoeing, fishing, and picnicking.

A perfect place to gather, Mill River Rec has picnic tables and barbecues available, as well as a pavilion that can be reserved through the LSSE (call 413-259-3065).

Owners of a solar energy farm in Massachusetts have reached a settlement with the state’s attorney general’s office to remediate a large tract of wetlands and riverfront damaged during construction of the site in 2018.
The Springfield traffic advisory for the week of July 18 includes milling work at the intersection of Main and Bridge streets in the downtown, and continued sewer line repairs along the Mill River.A person and their dog was rescued from the Mill River in the Baystate section of Northampton Monday when they were swept away by the swollen river’s swift current.