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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

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Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Evening beaver viewing

We went to an evening activity where Laura took a small group around the sanctuary and taught us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve G
Villa Park, California
Wonderful place for beavers and birds

We visited Pleasant Valley Sanctuary twice during the summer of 2018 (July and August) and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
New York City, New York
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“great hike”(8 reviews)
“mass audubon”(7 reviews)
This 1,100-acre wildlife sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, features 7 miles of hiking trails and offers nature programs for adults and children throughout the year.
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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
+1 413-637-0320
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All reviews fire tower great hike mass audubon tree roots well marked trails maintained trails beaver pond birds including catfish walking stick wild mushrooms easy trail peaceful stroll mile hike walking trails nominal fee few hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to an evening activity where Laura took a small group around the sanctuary and taught us about the habits of beavers, and we actually saw beavers swimming in the pond. The sanctuary is beautiful and easy to hike around on the trails and...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We visited Pleasant Valley Sanctuary twice during the summer of 2018 (July and August) and enjoyed it both times. The staff were very helpful and recommended specific trails where they said we might see beaver. And see them we did, during our first visit the...More

4  Thank PerkinsNYC
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Visiting pleasant valley was a wonderful adventure for the entire family. The view was beautiful the walk was peaceful and relaxing. It was hard to believe we spent almost 3 hours there. We will be back soon to do some of other trails including the...More

1  Thank Cory T
Reviewed July 22, 2018

If you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family, a short or long hike at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is an excellent activity for an hour or a whole afternoon. Excellent interpretive/information center; trail maps available, beautiful canopied trails that are...More

1  Thank Mar M
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I wanted to see beavers. Unfortunately they didn't cooperate, but we did see a lodge, ponds, some great views, and had just a real nice time on interesting trails.

Thank MisterTiffy
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We wanted to take a non stressful hike and based on the reviews I read this met our needs. There an office you check in at where they explain the trails and you pay nominal fee. The trail around the pond was very nice. We...More

3  Thank SlipSouthFlorida
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a frigid day in late December. We were bundled up and took our time to walk the trails. What a great time we had. It was so beautiful and peaceful. Will be visiting again in the spring to hike the upper trails.

1  Thank dennis1027
Reviewed November 15, 2017

This was our first time here and both of us are out of shape so we took the easy trails and walked along the Beaver trail. It was still very pretty for the beginning of November. WE didn't see the beavers but we did see...More

1  Thank Jerry M
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Many miles of wooded trails. Some are relatively easy but still with lots of roots to step over. We chose a three mile hike that had some very steep climbs (the ledge trail) that had nice views. Very quiet and well marked trails. Good early...More

3  Thank Peter R
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We spent a couple of hours walking the various trails through the woods on a balmy, October afternoon. Sadly the foliage was not colourful this year but it was still pleasant strolling along, listening to the various birds and spotting chipmunks as they darted about.

1  Thank Gillian P
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Tony C
October 21, 2015|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee for non-members. There is a baking lot with ample parking.