FirstLight Hosts Great River Challenge Triathalon in Northfield

October 7, 2019

On October 5th, FirstLight was proud to host the 5th annual “Great River Challenge” Triathlon.  FirstLight teams up with the Northfield Kiwanis Club and Northfield Area Tourism and Business Association (NATABA) to organize the event, which benefits health and wellness and the signature programs of the Northfield Kiwanis Foundation for area children and families. [photo […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]