• Activities
  • Scenic Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Available Information
  • Information Kiosk
  • Paper map
  • Education/Information
  • Field Walks
  • Natural History
  • Recreation
  • Facilities
  • Group pavillion
  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom
  • Fees
  • Fees for cross-country skiing and snoeshowing
  • Land Owner
  • FirstLight Power
  • Parking
  • Yes
  • Recreation Activities
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Snowshoeing
  • x-country Skiing
  • Rentals
  • Skis
  • Snowshoes
  • Season
  • All Seasons
  • Signage
  • Trailhead sign
  • Trails marked

Northfield Mountain Environmental & Recreation Center

99 Millers Falls Rd., Northfield, MA
(413) 659-3714, (800) 859-2960

Miles of hiking and cross-country trails, plus a rock climbing area. Visitor Center. Picnic tables by the Connecticut River and seasonal riverboat cruises.


Amid woods and fields, slopes and valleys, Northfield Mountain offers a guided nature trail, the Rose Ledge rock climbing area, and 25 miles of hiking trails, including an overlook at the 1,100-foot summit. In the winter those trails are beautifully groomed for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, with runs suitable for novice, intermediate and expert skiers. A shelter called the Chocolate Pot in a sunny mid-mountain spot offers a fire and snacks on weekends. 

The Visitor Center offers maps, interpretive displays, and occasional programs, including orienteering. The Riverview area on the west side of Rte. 63 has a pavilion and tables for picnicking on the banks of the Connecticut River and a dock for seasonal riverboat cruises to the French King Gorge, narrated by experienced naturalists. 

Nearby are the Barton Cove Recreation & Camping Area, with other recreational opportunities. Northfield Mountain and Barton Cove are operated by FirstLight Power Resources and parent company, GDF SUEZ Energy North America


From Rte. 2 in Erving, go 2 miles north on Rte. 63 to main entrance, on right.

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99 Millers Falls Rd.
Northfield, MA 01460

Phone: (413) 659-3714, (800) 859-2960
Email: northfield@gdfsuezna.com
Web: www.gdfsuezna.com/recreation


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