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Northfield Mountain is a pumped storage hydroelectric facility owned and operated by FirstLight Power Resources. In accordance with our federal license, we offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities as well as an extensive array of environmental and recreation programs.

We are a four-season recreation facility situated along a beautiful sweep of mountainside;with satellite facilities strung along a 7-mile stretch of the Connecticut River. Northfield Mountain offers cross country skiing, hiking, and mountain biking on 26 miles of trails; camping, canoeing, kayaking and upriver canoe shuttles at our Barton Cove recreation area; interpretive riverboat cruises and charters on the 44-seat Quinnetukut II; public environmental and recreation programs at our Visitor Center; and school environmental and recreational programs on-site. Other offerings include public picnic areas and a 70-seat, rentable pavilion area at Riverview, camping for boaters at Munn’s Ferry, and fishways  (PDF: 134KB) for free spring viewing of thousands of migrating fish.

For current happenings, read the latest Trails Report or our monthly public e-newsletter and school e-newsletter. For a more comprehensive look at our programs and facilities, see the latest school and public newsletter. Directions to our Northfield Mountain Visitors Center and Barton Cove can also be downloaded, and information on schedules, programs, reservations and operations is available toll-free, at: (800) 859-2960.

OPEN HOLIDAYS CLOSED HOLIDAYS
New Years Day (if open for skiing) Easter
Presidents Day (if open for skiing) Memorial Day – Visitor Center
Massachusetts February School Vacation Week
(if open for skiing)
Independence Day – Visitor Center and Riverboat
Memorial Day – Barton Cove Labor Day
Independence Day – Barton Cove Veteran’s Day
Labor Day – Barton Cove Christmas Eve
Columbus Day Christmas Day

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