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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Short hikes with varied views and beavers.

I wanted to see beavers. Unfortunately they didn't cooperate, but we did see a lodge, ponds, some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Pleasant Walk

We wanted to take a non stressful hike and based on the reviews I read this met our needs. There an... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
South Florida
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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.
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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
+1 413-637-0320
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 10 June 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 30 December 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 16 November 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 14 November 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

2  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 15 October 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.

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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 4 October 2017

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 24 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
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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.