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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, easy trails perfect for multi-generational family walks

We love this wildlife sanctuary which actually abuts our home on the opposite side! Trails are mostly flat making it a great choice for little ones and grandparents and everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tammy C
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this wildlife sanctuary which actually abuts our home on the opposite side! Trails are mostly flat making it a great choice for little ones and grandparents and everyone in-between. There is no attended building so admission is free (donations accepted on the honor system.) If you turn right along the Sacred Way Trail, and keep bearing right along... More 

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Thank Tammy C
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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114 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

It's the off season... but still a really nice place. Had some trouble finding it... there's no street address, and the locals just say "Go up Holmes Road." But it's there, and the mountains backdrop the lake nicely. And there's the meadow.

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Thank David Z
New Jersey
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80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Boring walk on a path with little to see. Ponds look dirty. There is a sign to be careful because soil is contaminated in some areas. Near the end of Sacred Way Path the trail becomes overgrown and difficult to follow. We did not go on the Wolf Pine Trail.

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Thank CASM59
Berkshires MA
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130 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank CEG310
MA
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Thank heatherAMA
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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Thank Remycub
nyc
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Thank NycRev
Albany, New York, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Patti29
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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