Off Ward Ave
Longitude/Latitude: -72.650227 / 42.317161
Mill River in Northampton. There is a rope swing that is commonly used as a swimming hole and dog swimming area. Located along the path that goes between Smith College and Federal Street. Area can also be accessed from the "dog park" on the former state hospital grounds on other side of the river.
The Mill River in Northampton is sampled Thursdays between June and October by volunteers coordinated by the Connecticut River Watershed Council.
|2016-10-06||Clean for Boating and Swimming||98.7||N|
|2016-09-29||Clean for Boating and Swimming||172.5||N|
|2016-09-22||Not Clean for Boating or Swimming||980.4||N|
|2016-09-15||Clean for Boating and Swimming||122.3||N|
|2016-09-08||Clean for Boating||517.2||N|
Park at intersection of Ward, James, and Washington Avenues. Walk downhill about 50 yards on the path down to Mill River trail along the north bank of the Mill River. Turn right (upstream) and walk about 100 yards to the site. A large fallen tree along the edge of the bank marks the downstream end of the site. There is a beach-like bend just above, with the rope swing directly across the river on the former state hospital grounds. You can also get there by parking at Federal Street and walking downstream along the path.