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 […]

Eagles Born at Barton Cove!

May 17, 2019

New Eagles born at Barton Cove! It looks as if we had a hatch at the nest at Barton Cove right around April 9th! Dedicated eagle-watcher Bill Dean was kind enough to share this video from this past weekend — remarkable footage taken under difficult overcast conditions. At least one eaglet, maybe more to come. […]

FirstLight Grant Helps Track Bird Migration in Connecticut

February 26, 2019

Earlier this year, FirstLight awarded $9,000 to the Connecticut Audubon Society to install a Motus antenna at Deer Pond in Sherman, CT. The antenna, which is part of an international wildlife tracking system, will help the Connecticut Audubon Society track and record migration patterns of local birds, bats, and other flying wildlife. The data they […]