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Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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Great hiking but needs a little TLC

As the name implies this sanctuary has trails that follow the shallow brook and allows the visitor... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Hartford, Connecticut
A walk in the woods

This is one of the great places to go to walk in the woods. Icamehereas a child with my school... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
James M
Hampden, Massachusetts
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10 Jul 2018
“Great hiking but needs a little TLC”
9 Jul 2018
“A walk in the woods”
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

As the name implies this sanctuary has trails that follow the shallow brook and allows the visitor to hear the sound of the water. There are a few more (longer) trailers that are a bit more strenuous, but nothing here would be considered anything more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the great places to go to walk in the woods. Icamehereas a child with my school (something they don't do anymore).I take my daughter here and it's a great hike. With the stream cutting thru most of it it's a peaceful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Every time I go there, I wonder why I haven't been there recently! Fact is, it's a pretty long drive from my home, but the trails and woods are just beautiful and relaxing. The stream adds to the ambience and there is an abundance of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

Staff are well educated and articulate. Facilities clean, well set up for walking and browsing. Work the place does is worthy and worthwhile.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

The last time I went it was the fall-- it's great to walk on the trails and along a small stream. There's usually not too many people there, but if it's a nice day it might be crowded. The only downside is that because it's...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank juliac242
Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was once a great place to go to but they let the building get run down and the some crazy cop arson burned it down. The state has done nothing to promote the site or anything to promote Thornton Burgess. If you go to...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Frank N
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary has well marked trails that are good for any age or ability to get up close to nature. They also sometimes offer nature programs that teach about the various plant and animal life there.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Nancy N
Reviewed December 27, 2014

I didn't hear laughing at the brook but I did hear the brook and that sound with the fall colors was very soothing. Seriously, it's just off the road and if you're near Wilbraham or driving through Hampden, then stop for a moment, take a...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Joseph G
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