FirstLight Power Announces Updated List of Recreational Closures

May 4, 2020

Burlington, Massachusetts, May 1, 2020 – FirstLight Power today announced updates to the availability of its recreation facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. “FirstLight’s first priority is to ensure the safety of our workforce and members of our community who use our trails, indoor public spaces, and restroom facilities,” said FirstLight Spokesman Len Greene.  “Public use […]

FirstLight Power Donates N95 Masks

April 3, 2020

Responding to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ call for donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for front-line responders to the novel coronavirus pandemic, FirstLight Power has donated 100 N95 masks for use by staff at a regional healthcare facility. Donation of the masks, which are stocked for use by FirstLight employees during certain periodic cleaning and […]

FirstLight Safety and Continued Operations During COVID Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Early in this pandemic FirstLight implemented several new policies designed to increase protections for our employees and the communities we serve while maintaining our ability to provide clean electricity to the people of New England. We are complying with the guidance provided by state and federal public health authorities regarding workplace hygiene and cleaning practices, […]

FirstLight Power to Temporarily Close Public Meeting Spaces and Recreation Areas in Massachusetts and Connecticut

March 13, 2020

  Northfield, MA – FirstLight Power today announced that it is temporarily closing its public recreation facilities at Northfield Mountain, the Turners Falls Fishway, and Shepaug Station, effective immediately. “FirstLight’s first priority is to ensure the safety of our workforce and members of our community who use our trails, indoor public spaces, and restroom facilities,” […]

FirstLight to Open Shepaug Bald Eagle Observatory for the Winter, Beginning 12/18

December 17, 2019

FirstLight Power, the operator of the Shepaug Hydroelectric Power Station in Southbury, will open the Shepaug Bald Eagle Observatory for the winter season on December 18th.  The observatory will be open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. from December 18, 2019-March 8, 2020. Over the years the Shepaug Bald Eagle […]

Annual Drawdown Schedule for Candlewood Lake, Lake Lillinonah, and Lake Zoar

September 9, 2019

Candlewood Lake – For the 2019-2020 winter season FirstLight will conduct a shallow drawdown of Candlewood Lake, which includes Squantz Pond.  In consultation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Candlewood Lake Authority the drawdown season will begin December 1 and run until the opening […]

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 […]

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 […]