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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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Beatiful, quiet and serene spot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Berkshires MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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 so you can actually have someone show you what you have been missing. Highly recommend...

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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 a little long. It would be nice if they could trim it again and it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

In the southeastern section of Pittsfield, Berkshire County's biggest city, is Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary. It includes rolling hills, the Housatic River, a spotting cabin for birdwatching and a pond. It is great any time of year. We have gone hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and enjoyed all of it. There is also a community garden with plots residents can... More 

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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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