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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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Great Birding!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Patti29
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Beautiful scenery, and we really enjoyed the wildlife viewing building where you can look out on one of the ponds. The trails are pretty flat and kept in good condition with clear signs to keep you on the right path. Be aware there is one porta-potty, no visitor's building or bathroom. The only downside to the visit was that there... More 

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