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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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Lovely woods to ramble in

We spent a couple of hours walking the various trails through the woods on a balmy, October... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Devon, United Kingdom
We enjoyed a quiet walk in the woods and along a pond

Luckily we got there early and during a weekday so the trails were quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dracut, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fire tower” (9 reviews)
“great hike” (8 reviews)
“mass audubon” (7 reviews)
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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
+1 413-637-0320
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Gillia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily we got there early and during a weekday so the trails were quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the various areas: woods along a stream, walking along a pond.

Thank KathyCG54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trails take you down past a small stream into a shallow valley, and then follow the border of a beaver pond. You feel quite remote even from the calm surroundings of Lenox. Don't expect to see the beavers because they're not generally active during visiting...More

Thank hoch_10
Reviewed 26 August 2017 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 25 August 2017 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 23 August 2017

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 21 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 24 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
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22 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.