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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

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Address: 472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
Phone Number: 413-637-0320
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: This 1,500-acre sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, features...
This 1,500-acre sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, features several miles of hiking and biking trails.
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Day trip

Loved the scenery and view from the fire tower top. Relatively easy hiking anyone should be able to do. Plenty of maps and marks for the trails. Loved the wildlife seen,

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the scenery and view from the fire tower top. Relatively easy hiking anyone should be able to do. Plenty of maps and marks for the trails. Loved the wildlife seen,

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Perfect for families! Many easy trails. We went when there was still lots of snow on the ground, but it was a beautiful sunny day and we had the place to ourselves. Wonderful to listen to the water bubbling all around us in the many streams.

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long island, ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Easy marked trails . buetiful scenery while we hiked thru freshly fallen snow.animal tracks everywhere.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great flat trails and more challenging ones. A snowshoe heaven! Great birding. Wonderful for an hour hike or an all day excursion

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had a morning in Lenox before leaving, so we visited the sanctuary after reading Trip Advisor reviews. Quite a disappointment. There was much hype about beavers, but we saw none. In fact, the only animals we saw were one frog, one bird and a lot of mosquitoes. Trails are well marked and there are easy walks, but there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Quiet and beutiful. Spotted some beavers and birds. Well marked trailes and easy walk.We did not go to the top so we will be coming again someday, hopefully soon :)

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Durham, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was a beautiful autumn morning so we saw it at its best. We were there for a couple of hours but you could take much longer walks if you wanted. If you went for longer it would be worth taking some refreshments -we could not find any available but that is not what we went for after all.

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South Miami, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Pretty beaver ponds on all level trials, easy walking, well marked and beautiful surrounding nature.

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Clearwater, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You can't spend $5 any better than here. The hike can be easy or a bit challenging if you like. Very well preserved trails with lots of natural wildlife to see. We are not bird watchers but we saw many different types of birds. Make sure you are there around dusk to see the beavers come out.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great spot. Well worth the small admission fee. We hiked the most challenging trail, and it sure had some tricky bits, got the heart pumping. Nice view/photo opp at the top. Has walking trails for all fitness/ ability levels. I would go back again.

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