A new park providing public access to the Connecticut River recently opened in Northampton, Massachusetts.
According to an article on MassLive.com, the new Connecticut River Greenway Park off Damon Road in Northampton includes a large parking area, boat ramp and an extensive boat ramp and gangway to be used by “human-powered” crafts. The park is also handicap-accessible with ramps leading to the waterfront.
The city acquired the 11-acre plot of land from a construction company about five years ago. The acreage is actually two properties – one to be held as conservation land and the other to be used for recreation – that the city manages as one.