Nashawannuck Pond, "Nash Pond", "The Bottle", or the center of WhoVille . . . whatever you want to call it, Nashawannuck Pond is unique: a jewel and much loved landmark that connects and binds the community of Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Nashawannuck Pond is a city-owned man made pond bordered on the north by the planned and preserved open space of Nonotuck Park, its center being in the thriving downtown business district and at the gateway to the Cottage Street Cultural District. Its waters extend over an historic dam, past One Cottage Street Studios mill building, along the Manhan Rail Trail and on toward Millside Park where it is known as Lower Mill Pond.
The Lower Mill Pond is privately owned and is located near the historic mill district. This group of former industrial mills, including the transformed Eastworks, Keystone Mill and Mill 180 are examples of how Easthampton has embraced its past while continuing its renaissance as an arts and business community. Nowhere in Western Mass is there a more photogenic skyline than is captured from Nashawannuck Pond with Mount Tom as its backdrop.
Schedule of Events
8:00 - Snow Sculpture w/Dave Rothstein
10:00 - Escape The Desk! at Puzzled Escape Games
10:00 - Fun at Mill 180 Park
10:00 - Print Your Own Valentine!
10:00 - Craft & Vendor Fair
10:00 - Hilltown Sleddogs Meet & Greet, plus Rides!
10:00 - Scavenger Hunt
10:00 - DIY Snow Globes! (Adult Crafting)
10:00 - Nature Hike
10:30 - Melted-Snowman Cupcake Decorating
10:30 - Pete & Chris Magic and Comedy Show #1
11:00 - Fat Bike Race
11:00 - Wagon Rides w/Blue Star Draft Horses
11:00 - Ice Carving Demonstration
11:00 - Chili Cook Off
11:30 - Paper Heart Garland at Valley Art Supplies
12:00 - Snowflakes & Valentines + Peter Dellert Art Exhibit
12:00 - Historical Ice Harvest On The Pond
12:00 - Pete & Chris Magic and Comedy Show #2
13:00 - Kid's Movie Time! Disney's "Frozen"
13:00 - Nature Hike
15:00 - "Little Eyes:" A Photo Exhibition for Children
15:00 - WinterFest On Tap w/Standing Bear & Abandoned Building Brewery
15:00 - Nature Hike
16:00 - Community Fire, Music & Marshmallows