Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

99 Millers Falls Rd.
Northfield, MA 01360- Map It
Phone: (413) 659-3714

AAA Editor Notes

Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, 2 mi. n. of SR 2 on SR 63, is an underground, pumped-storage hydroelectric facility topped by a 320-acre reservoir filled by the Connecticut River. During peak electrical demand, water is released from the reservoir through pump turbines to generate electricity. A free fish-viewing area is open mid-May to mid-June. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Grounds free. All-day cross-country skiing $12; $11 (ages 55-69); $8 (ages 8-14); free (ages 70+). Cross-country skiing after 1:30 $10; $9 (ages 55-69); $6 (ages 8-14); free (ages 70+). All-day ski/snowshoe rental $18; $12 (ages 0-13). Rental after 1:30 $16; $10 (ages 0-13).
Hours: Center open Wed.-Sun. 9-4:30, May 1 to mid-Oct.; Wed.-Sun. 9-4:30 for skiing and snowshoeing, mid-Dec. to mid-Mar. (weather permitting).