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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

Address: 472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
Phone Number: 413-637-0320
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Owner description: This 1,500-acre sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, features several miles of hiking and...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This 1,500-acre sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, features several miles of hiking and biking trails.

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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
21 helpful votes 21 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 via mobile

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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8 attraction reviews
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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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Located off the main drag, this sanctuary was a very pleasant way to spend a few hours, and a wonderful way to take in some fresh air. There are trails for every level of hiker from casual to serious.

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Totowa, New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful walk on the trails. There are trails for every level making it very accessible to everyone. We did not see much wildlife; however, we were told by a fellow hiker that they saw a black bear along the trail. Needless to say, I was happy we didn't have our own encounter!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We took the ledges path up to the summit and it was a moderately steep hike up. Definitely wear good footwear! Nice views at the top with a bench to rest on. Took an unmarked trail back down, thinking it would link up with other trails but it never did (our fault) and we somehow ended up on the other... More 

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