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Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Holmes Rd., Pittsfield, MA
+1 413-637-0320
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Very disappointing nature reserve

Having had a couple of excellent trips to Pleasant Valley we thought we would try another reserve... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
j w
West Midlands, United Kingdom
A lovely day in the woods

Gentile trails through varied terrain make for a leisurely and lovely afternoon. Fine for seniors... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
Carolyn G
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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Holmes Rd., Pittsfield, MA
+1 413-637-0320
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Having had a couple of excellent trips to Pleasant Valley we thought we would try another reserve but we were sadly disappointed on 3 counts: 1. Although there are some way markings, no distances are mentioned either on the information board at the car park...More

Thank j w
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Gentile trails through varied terrain make for a leisurely and lovely afternoon. Fine for seniors in good shape - not too many seating spots. Not overbuilt at all, truly a wildlife sanctuary. Be sure to wear insect repellant in season - our family fondly calls...More

1  Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of interconnected trails with many wildlife viewing opportunities. Most of the trails are relatively easy for hiking.

1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Just want to get outside for a little fresh air and nature? This is a good place to go, especially if you've got young'uns with you who aren't yet up for serious hiking, or elderly folk who can no longer handle anything super-strenuous. It's also...More

2  Thank LVPD
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We love this wildlife sanctuary which actually abuts our home on the opposite side! Trails are mostly flat making it a great choice for little ones and grandparents and everyone in-between. There is no attended building so admission is free (donations accepted on the honor...More

4  Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 1 November 2015

It's the off season... but still a really nice place. Had some trouble finding it... there's no street address, and the locals just say "Go up Holmes Road." But it's there, and the mountains backdrop the lake nicely. And there's the meadow.

Thank David Z
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Boring walk on a path with little to see. Ponds look dirty. There is a sign to be careful because soil is contaminated in some areas. Near the end of Sacred Way Path the trail becomes overgrown and difficult to follow. We did not go...More

Thank CASM59
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a lovely venue to enjoy the Berkshires - beautiful views and more varieties of birds and turtles that I ever knew existed. There are lovely walking trails and ponds and it is especially fun to visit when they are hosting a special event...More

Thank CEG310
Reviewed 27 August 2015

great place for running and bird watching. A couple eagle nests can be spotted early am. And owls after dusk

Thank heatherAMA
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I am a local and have visited Canoe Meadows a few times. There are some wooded trails that I usually walk through but they need a little work. It looks like they haven't been maintained this summer. The grass on the other path is getting...More

Thank Remycub
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