Turners Falls Canal Walk

Take an early springtime stroll back into time when Turners Falls was a paper- and cutlery-making power house—and see it all from the fabulously popular canalside trail and bike path.

Using historical maps and photographs, geologist and industrial history buff Steve Winters will lead you back to early 19th century Montague when the first dam on the Connecticut River at Turners Falls was built, not for power, but for barge navigation. We’ll investigate the ruins and existing structures of the Montague Paper Co., the John Russell Cutlery Co., and much more.

Meet at the trail head parking lot at Unity Park, Turners Falls. To register, email Steve Winters at science_matters@yahoo.com or call 775-1671 and leave your name and phone number clearly.

$5.00 PVI members, $10 non PVI-members. Children, $2.