Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary



  • 472 West Mountain Road
    Lenox, MA 01240
    (413) 637-0320

7 miles of trails; access to Lenox Mountain summit; boardwalk overlooking pond and beaver colony; summer camp; canoe trips on the Housatonic River. 

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Tags: family friendly, group friendly venues, handicap access, hiking

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Events:

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Deals:

Berkshire Residents Free Admission

Berkshire County residents are invited to visit Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is open dawn to dusk. The office and gift shop will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Explore seven miles of beautiful trails and learn about our education programs for all ages.

Expires Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Spring Birding at Pleasant Valley

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands as we look for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Expires Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Spring Birding at Canoe Meadows

Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. 8am – 10am. Canoe Meadows is located on Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Expires Friday, April 21st, 2017

Pleasant Valley Volunteer Day

Help us care for our beautiful native gardens, trails/boardwalks, and education spaces. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects throughout the sanctuary. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Register online at

Expires Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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