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Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: Holmes Rd., Pittsfield, MA
Phone Number: 413-637-0320
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Peaceful Setting, Well Maintained Trails

This is part of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, so admission is free with membership. However, there are no staff on site to check. There is a donation box at the entrance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Albany, New York, United States
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Albany, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is part of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, so admission is free with membership. However, there are no staff on site to check. There is a donation box at the entrance, so you're on the honor system. The two sets of trails are on either side of a pond which is connected to a marsh, and there are streams running... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My spouse and I visited Pittsfield recently and read about this gem. We ended up visiting twice since we enjoyed it so much the first time. It is a great place to just stroll and enjoy the birds and the scenery. We saw so many fantastic birds, including my favorite, the Baltimore Oriole. The paths are easy to follow, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I live nearby so I walk here often. Every season offers up something wonderful, a hike, snowshoeing, tree hugging, or just lying in the grass. Connecting with nature on a very personal level. Ahhhh I love this sanctuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Many years ago I lived close to this place and walked through it often. It was given to the Audubon Society by a wealthy patron named Graves. For peace and quiet this is the spot.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I grew up about a mile away from Canoe Meadows, and remember when Mass Audubon opened it as a nature preserve. This is a wonderful place to feel like you're "in the middle of nowhere" while still being right in town. Yes, there are more impressive places nearby - but the beauty of the woods, the wildlife, the hills and... More 

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brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a really nice place to walk around for an hour. Fairly level, so it won't tire even a senior like me! Diverse habitats. The only problem is that some sections are prone to flooding. Enjoy!!!

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went to this natural area while visiting the area. Three miles of trails (one unpassable because of water covering it), lakes, lovely bird blind, boardwalks, easy parking and a porta potty. Free attraction but they accept donations. Our only concern, which was mentioned in a prevous review, was a warning at the end about bio hazards and cleaning off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Ease of access to wildlife -- bullfrogs, birds, flowers, bugs! With a treat at the end of the walk where you have a small man-made waterfall. A great place to take the kids to introduce them to nature. Grandparents too.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Please be advised when hiking through Canoe Meadows that is was a former dumping ground for General Electric's PCB's. I was appalled to discover this ON MY WAY OUT of the park. I have been a decades long member of the Audoban Society, and long term Berkshire resident, The Audoban Society has a responsibility to the public to better post... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

There are two trails in this wildlife sanctuary. The longer one is on dry ground and was quite lovely. The shorter one had sections under water which were impassable. We were there late morning and saw only a few ducks, but another person told us he had seen a black bear a few days earlier.

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Address: Holmes Rd., Pittsfield, MA
Phone Number: 413-637-0320
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Pittsfield

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