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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
+1 413-637-0320
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Nice walk in the woods

We saw no wildlife, except for a few catfish. Trails were fairly well marked. Outbound and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allen P
Andover, Massachusetts
via mobile
Very cool, affordable hidden gem for hiking

Cost only $13 total for three of us (2 adults and 1 toddler). We did the Pike's Pond hike and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
+1 413-637-0320
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw no wildlife, except for a few catfish. Trails were fairly well marked. Outbound and inbound directions were especially helpful. The short, one hour, tour was clearly mapped out by the admissions person. Far longer and more difficult hikes are available for more healthy...More

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cost only $13 total for three of us (2 adults and 1 toddler). We did the Pike's Pond hike and though it was challenging in spots it was a good kind of challenging. Very nice scenery and really peaceful.

Thank travelingbiscuit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sanctuary is a pretty place to take a nice, leisurely walk. You can choose from all different routes depending on the length of a hike you want. The scenery is pretty although we didn't see any sweeping vistas of the mountains. It's mostly shaded...More

Thank 718tara
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We didn't do any hiking - just walked around the pond. Very pleasant. We didn't see much wildlife on the day we were there.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

On a lovely summer day, my friend and I wound through the backroads of Lenox (with the help of the GPS) to find Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. I can't say we spotted any wildlife but we did enjoy a peaceful stroll along a very...More

Thank LongIslandMabel
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Pleasant Valley is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while visiting the cultural attractions in the area. They have several easy hikes, but we opted for the tough one up to the summit of Lenox Mountain. They warned us ahead of time that it...More

2  Thank GentlemanJoe
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Pleasant Valley Sanctuary offers a variety of well-maintained trails in the woods. We were able to walk the 1.5 mile trail in about an hour with minimal effort -- only having to go up slight inclines and watch for tree roots. The trails are...More

2  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We love Pleasant Valley! Fun for the whole family - from itty babies in carriers to grandparents. The all access path to the Pike's Pond is great for a quick walk to see fish, frogs, and even a turtle (if you're lucky). If you're able,...More

1  Thank tuftsgrad
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We did th most challenging walk to th mountain summit. It was ofmoderate difficulty though sometimes one had to scramble ove rocks and we found it thoroughly enjoyable. We are glad we didn't limit ourselves o some of the less challenging trails.

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We loved our visit to this sanctuary! We were visiting the area and found this noted on a map. Found our way there and were glad we did! Beautiful trails and ponds. Would have loved to have seen some beavers but didn't on this visit....More

1  Thank Suzanne M
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21 October 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.