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The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour

June 15 - June 27

From June 15 – 27, the Massachusetts Walking Tour visits towns along the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail – hiking and paddling to eleven community concerts (Northfield, Turners Falls,  South Deerfield, Hadley, S Hadley, Northampton, Easthampton, Holyoke, Chicopee, Longmeadow). Free.

Jun. 15 – Northfield Golf Club Pavilion – Northfield MA
31 Holton St, Northfield, MA 01360
Local Artists: Watershed Road, Ben Cosgrove, Al French
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
Sponsored in part by the Northfield Cultural Council
northfieldgolfcourse.com
Paddle/ Hike Info: Put in Pauchaug Brook  
Take out Munn’s Ferry Campground
Paddle 4 miles. Hike to Northfield Golf Club 4.3 miles MAP

Jun. 16 – Great Falls Discovery Center – Turners Falls MA
1101, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376
Local Artists: Sean Ryder, TBA
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
Sponsored in part by the Montague Cultural Council
greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
Paddle/Hike Info: Put in  Munn’s Ferry Campground Take Out Barton’s Cove Campground
Paddle 10 miles. Hike 1 mile to Discovery Center. MAP

Jun. 17 – Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation – South Deerfield MA
300 Sugarloaf St, South Deerfield, MA 01373
Local Artists: Dan & Faith, TBA
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
Sponsored in part by the Deerfield Cultural Council
mass.gov
Paddle/Hike Info: Put in Poplar Street (Shuttle around Dam from Barton’s Cove to Poplar Street via the power company) Take Out Hatchery Brook
Paddle 2 miles. Shuttle to Mount Sugarloaf for Group Hike.

Jun. 20 –  Skinner State Park – Mt. Holyoke Summit House – Hadley MA
10 Skinner State Park Rd, Hadley, MA 01035
Local Artists: Chuck Greene, TBA
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
Sponsored in part by the Hadley Cultural Council
mass.gov
Paddle/Hike Info: Put in Ellwell Island Campsite
Take Out Mitch’s Marina 
Paddle 6 miles. Hike 2.3 miles via Taylor Notch Trail MAP. Alt Hike 2.7 miles via the Park Road MAP

Jun. 21 – Forbes Library – Northampton MA
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060
Local Artists: Dan Blakeslee, WICN’s Nick Noble, AEIOUkes, Benjamin Wetherbee
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
Sponsored in part by the Northampton Cultural Council
forbeslibrary.org
Paddle/Hike Info: Put in Mitch’s Marina Take Out Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary on the Oxbow.
Paddle a few miles. Walk 3.6 miles along Manhan Rail Trail to Library MAP

Jun. 22 – Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary – Easthampton MA
127 Combs Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027
Local Artists: Amy Kucharik, TBA
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
massaudubon.org
Hike Info:
Starting at Earle Street Walk 3 miles along Manhan Rail Trail to Arcadia MAP

Jun. 23 – Mt. Tom State Reservation Pavilion – Holyoke MA
125 Reservation Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040
Local Artists: TBA
SHOWTIME: 5-7pm
mass.gov

Jun. 24 – Holyoke Canoe Club – Holyoke MA
Old Ferry Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040
Local Artists: TBA
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
$5 donation for non-members
holyokecanoeclub.com

Jun. 25 – South Hadley Public Library – South Hadley MA
2 Canal St, South Hadley, MA 01075
Local Artists: Ric Allendorf, Dan Daniels, TBA
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
Sponsored in part by the South Hadley Cultural Council
shadleylib.org
Paddle/Hike Info: Put In Holyoke Canoe Club 
Take Out  South Hadley Canoe Ramp
Paddle 3 miles. Walk To Library. 1 mile MAP

Jun. 26 – Chicopee Public Library – Chicopee MA
402 Front St, Chicopee, MA 01020
Local Artists: TBA
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
Sponsored in part by the Chicopee Cultural Council
chicopeepubliclibrary.org
Paddle/Hike Info: Put In Stanly Berchulski Fisherman Access
Take Out Medina St Ramp
Paddle 5 miles. Walk 2.3 miles to Library. MAP

Jun. 27 – Richard Salter Storrs Library – Longmeadow MA
693 Longmeadow St, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Local Artists: Liz Reed, Tom Kopyto Music Lesson Studios
SHOWTIME: 6-8pm
Sponsored in part by the Longmeadow Cultural Council
longmeadowlibrary.org
Paddle/Hike Info: Hike 9 miles via CT Riverwalk and Bikeway MAP

The annual bipedal concert tour promoting local arts and culture. Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state. Each free community concert collaborates with local artists, musicians, educational programs, trail managers and land trust groups to highlight both artistic diversity and recreational land use. With each visit, a community has pulled together and taken part in a dialogue which serves to strengthen local investment in the arts. From June 15 – 27, 2018, the Massachusetts Walking Tour visits towns along the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail – hiking and  paddling to eleven community concerts.

For more information visit www.masswalkingtour.org.

 

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Start:
June 15
End:
June 27