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Our mission is to conserve, care for, and connect you to the forests, farms and riverways of the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts.

When you want to get outdoors, find some ideas for trails less traveled below.

The Latest from Your Valley

News, Announcements & Stories

Viewing Platform At Ames Pond

Help Us Make Magic in Shutesbury

THINKING OF VISITING? Please be aware that trail work continues at Bright Water Bog until…

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Four People In Hardhats Working With Hand-tools On A Muddy Woods Trail

AMC & KLT: Building on Each Other’s Strengths

Most seasoned hikers know the feeling: navigating through muddy, eroded, or flooded trails that test…

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A Love Letter to the Valley—and People Who Care for It

This story is by recent UMass graduate Selene Bonafini, who served as Kestrel's first Communications…

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EVENTS & PROGRAMS

PLACES TO LOVE IN THE VALLEY

Grassy field at Kestrel's Dyer Conservation Area
Pond at Scarborough Brook Conservation Area in spring
Two streams merge in the woods at Amethyst Brook

“I will never forget the first time I drove into the Valley, my car loaded with my belongings as I transplanted my life from Texas to Northampton. I was completely awestruck by the wide-open beauty of the Valley’s fields, farms, and hillsides. Fifteen years later, it is still something I hold so dear and appreciate every day now that I have settled and started a family here.”

— Page Brody, Northampton

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Special thanks to NetLogix for leadership support as well as excellent IT services.

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