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The town of Gill is located east of Greenfield and Turners Falls and approximately with approximately 1,500 residents. 

The town is named in honor of Moses Gill, a member of Massachusetts' Executive Council who became lieutenant govenor in 1794 and acting governor in 1799 when Governor Increase Sumner died. Gill died in 1800, leaving the state without a governor and acting governor for the first and only time in its history. Gill for many years benefited from river traffic. The "Grass Hill" section eventually became home to noted evangelist Dwight L. Moody's Mount Hermon School in 1881, which merged with Northfield School for girls to become Northfield Mount Hermon School more than 20 years ago.

The Town of Gill has beautiful rolling hills and open farmland.   It is a wonderful town with easy access to Route 2 and Route 10.

Visit Gill's Town Website.

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Town/Cultural Events

Town/Cultural Events

Gill Historical Commission is located in the former Riverside School on Route 2. Consisting of two rooms, it features many reminders of the town's history, including photographs, ice cutting implements, farm implements, and old newspapers. Among the photographs is the famous shot of the science building burning at Mt. Hermon School while a football game is being played.

Barton Cove Boat Ramp provides access to the Connecticut River on Route 2 less than a mile east of the Gill-Montague Bridge. The ramp is operated by the state Department of Environmental Management. Closed during the winter. FirstLight Power operates a private camping, picnic and canoe launching area several hundred yards to the east.

The French King Bridge, on Route 2, spans the Connecticut River between Gill and Erving, providing scenic views to the north and south, where the Millers River empties into the Connecticut. The iron bridge was built in 1932, rebuilt in 1992, and refurbished in 2008-2010. It's a popular tourist stop during foliage season.

In the summer time, people enjoy free weekly concerts on Gill’s town common. Past concertgoers have enjoyed a range of music from reggae to classical.

The Outdoors

The Outdoors

Barton Cove Boat Ramp provides access to the Connecticut River on Route 2 less than a mile east of the Gill-Montague Bridge. The ramp is operated by the state Department of Environmental Management. Closed during the winter. FirstLight Power operates a private camping, picnic and canoe launching area several hundred yards to the east.

Barton Campground, Canoeing and Kayaking is operated by Northeast Utilities.   Access the website and learn more about recreation along the Connecticut River. 

Welcome Aboard the Heritage Riverboat, a 44-seat riverboat cruising the Connecticut River for nearly a quarter of a century.  
 

Stacy Mountain Preserve, one mile off of the French King Highway is a scenic mountain preserve of rich forest, cliffs, and vernal pools in the Connecticut River's French King Gorge. It provides habitat for the rare Jefferson salamander, the rare spotted turtle and five state-threatened plant species. The site is accessible by automobile and visitors are welcome. There is a marked trail, which is steep in places.

The Oak Ridge Golf Course is a 9-hole course with beautiful scenery and a full service bar, Gillbilly’s Pub.

Local Favorites

Local Favorites

The Oak Ridge Golf Course is a 9-hole course with beautiful scenery and a full service bar, Gillbilly’s Pub.

The Gill Tavern, a well known restaurant with charming interior of an old tavern located in the center of Gill.  Outdoor seating available during the summer months.   People travel afar to enjoy the amazing food.

Upinngil is a farm and farmstore whose slogan is “Food you need from the land you love.” They specialize in raw milk from their grass-fed cows, farmstead cheeses, berries, grains, and vegetables

Spencer Peterman Boards and Bowls -  Absolutely gorgeous hand made bowls and boards that are a popular gift item.   Featured in many magazines and on display in many homes throughout the world.  Their gallery is located on Route 2 in Gill and worth the trip.  Check out their website and stop by for a visit. 

Wagon Wheel Restaurant - Wonderful family restaurant with comfortable inside seating or easy take out.  They have a great selection of ice cream and homemade cooking!   

 
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Real Estate Listings

If you are looking to buy a single family home, land to build your dream home, farm, or second home in Gill, Mass, click here for the latest list of what is currently on the market. You can also contact Wanda Mooney to learn more about the area and the process of moving

 

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