New nature trail in Easthampton will soon officially open

Construction of the trail was funded by private donations and grants

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Three years ago, none of the trails and paths existed; there was only pasture on this property in Easthampton. It’s now known as “Mutters Field Accessible Trail.”

Accessible Trail project leader Marty Klein told 22News, “We just completed it, it’s taken 3 years to build, it cost $300,000, and we made it so people of all abilities will be able to experience nature in a safe, tranquil and beautiful environment.”

The new Mutter’s Field Accessible Trail is located on 6 acres of conservation land and features accessible picnic tables and benches, as well as views of Mount Tom. A portion of the trail loops around a meadow and is connected to an 11 acre brickyard brook conservation area and trails.

The trail has entrances both at East Green street and East Street, and handicap parking is available at the East Street entrance.

Those who visit the Mutters Field Accessible Trail will have to follow some basic rules such as keeping their dogs on a leash, and not riding bikes or skateboards.

The trail is free and open to the public between dusk and dawn. The official ribbon cutting will take place at the Mutter’s Field Accessible Trail at 10:45 Saturday morning.