Northfield Mountain September Recreation Events

August 23, 2019

Kids Cruise on Board the Heritage Riverboat On Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., celebrate the beginning of fall and a new school year with a children’s cruise on board the Heritage Riverboat.  These cruises are the perfect length for children to get a taste of the river as we head downstream […]

FirstLight Acquires Two Energy-Storage Installations, Launches Strategic Partnership with AMS

August 7, 2019

BURLINGTON, Mass., August 5, 2019 – FirstLight Power has acquired Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ (AMS) portfolio of energy-storage installations at Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. The acquisitions, which total 1.3 megawatts (MW) of energy storage capacity, are FirstLight’s first move into battery storage technology. The two systems can operate for two hours […]

The Franklin County Boat Club’s “Christmas in July”

July 30, 2019

FirstLight Power was delighted support the Franklin County Boat Club’s fun, festive, and colorful “Christmas in July” event in Barton Cove on July 29, at which sailors decorate their boats with holiday lights and stage a friendly competition for best decorations awards. The Greenfield Recorder put together this slideshow with lots of wonderful photos from […]


July 16, 2019

Big Machines at the Mountain!  Kids of all ages can get up-close with a variety of vehicles used at FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain.  Sit on a snowmobile and a trail groomer, check out a backhoe and a crane.  Spend the morning exploring these amazing machines while also enjoying arts and crafts allowing kids to explore building […]

Kids Cruise on Board the Heritage Riverboat   

July 8, 2019

Friday, July 12; Saturday, July 27; Saturday, August 17; 11:00 a.m. – Noon     For all ages     Fee: $8/person     Register online at or by calling 800-859-2960          Celebrate summer and the river with a children’s cruise on board the Heritage Riverboat.  These cruises are the perfect length for children to get a taste […]

Summer Solstice Paddle

June 13, 2019

Summer Solstice Paddle   Join FirstLight’s Recreation and Environmental Center staff for a peaceful summer solstice paddle on Friday, June 21st from 6:30 until 8:45 p.m. During this evening paddle, we’ll explore the rich history and natural history of Barton Cove.  Ancient waterfalls, historic log drives, dinosaur footprints and nesting bald eagles are unique to […]

Scenic Cruises on the Connecticut River Start June 15th

June 10, 2019

  Scenic Cruises on the Connecticut River Start June 15 The French King Gorge in Massachusetts is one of the most scenic stretches of the beautiful Connecticut River.  Thursdays through Sundays beginning June 15, come join us for a lovely, relaxing 90-minute cruise aboard the Heritage. Fun for all ages – a great activity for […]

14th Annual Free Family Fish Day Coming June 1st

May 17, 2019

Every Spring, FirstLight and its partners host a free day of fishing and other fun activities on the beautiful Connecticut River. Adults and children of all ages are welcome.  Ride the FREE Fish Bus shuttle between sites! At Barton Cove Campground: Barton Cove Road in Gill Free fishing from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm! Fishing […]

Camping on the Connecticut River: Reservations Now Open

May 17, 2019

They’re two of New England’s most beautiful, rustic, riverfront campgrounds for tent camping–and they’re both less than 90 miles from Boston, Hartford, or Providence. Wednesday, April 10, was opening day to make reservations to camp starting on Memorial Day Weekend for the rustic Barton Cove in Gill, Massachusetts, and Munn’s Ferry campground—which is accessible only […]