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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
413-637-0320
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: This 1,500-acre sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, features several miles of hiking and biking trails.
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South Miami, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I spent the morning walking around the property in the well groomed trails. It was a great way to spend a day. We saw many woodland critters, chipmunks, birds, frogs, turtles, and a rabbit, but were a little disappointed that we didn't see any beavers. We saw the dams that they built, but sadly no beavers. Maybe... More

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Stuart, Florida
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62 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

In the midst of all our cultural activities, sitting and standing rather still became a bit much. This beautiful preserve afforded the movement we needed to reinvigorate!

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Brooklyn, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We only did a few trails- Pike's pond, Yokun, and Alexander, just to see if we could see beavers. We saw neither hide nor hair but apparently the scat I'd been seeing as we walked around the pond was Bear- he was relatively young, we think, but he was bright eyed, super still, and very alert, when we caught sight... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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149 reviews 149 reviews
25 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Really enjoyed this hike up to the top of Lenox Mtn. Thought it would be a quick jaunt, but it was a 840 foot vertical hike taking a bit of time to reach the top. Great view of the area from there. Well marked trails and well maintained area.

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