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Address: Patten Road, Shelburne Falls, MA
Phone Number: 978-464-2712
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage

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The Wildlife Sanctuary has some easy hiking trails. Make sure to watch the markers though as we managed to veer off the trail and ended up in the mud. Managed to spot some pink... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Wildlife Sanctuary has some easy hiking trails. Make sure to watch the markers though as we managed to veer off the trail and ended up in the mud. Managed to spot some pink and yellow lady slippers.

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's one of the easiest walks you'll find to a beautiful vista, overlooking the valley of Shelburne Falls. So worth it.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The High Ledges is a scenic location in the town of Shelburne, Massachusette. The property was originally a private resident but was given to the Massachusetts Audubon Society after the decease of the owner. The views over the village of Shelburne and the nearby hills are striking. Great spot to appreciate the autumn colors. There are no facilities there so... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Massachusetts Audubon runs more than 50 wildlife sanctuaries all over the state, and this is one of my favorites in Western Mass. Gorgeous view of the Deerfield River valley and surrounding hills is especially stunning in the fall (it's more crowded in autumn, especially at the Ledges overlook). According to the Mass Audubon website, High Ledges has almost 600 acres... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Don't expect to see too many people in this lovely Nature preserve, and that is just fine with me. We travel to the summit often and gaze out over Shelburne Falls. You can take the short trek to the top in about 15 minutes, or you can wend your way along the several Nature trails (which can be quite muddy... More 

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bronx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We enjoyed our hike at this small, somewhat remote Audubon Society reserve. The landscape was beautiful, a mix of pristine forest, swamps, bogs, and overgrown orchards. Occasional overlooks to the valleys and towns below were exciting relief to the mostly dense, dim forest. the small scale and pretty good markings make this a manageable place for short, gentle hikes.

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

i can walk here from my house or can drive to the entrance off patten. in either case it is a lovely hike and in the spring it is the place to go to see lady slippers.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This is just a lovely location. You can park at the end of the road and walk in--it's not very far. Or make it a bike ride (it's a heck of a climb up to the parking lot, so don't attempt it if you aren't in shape). One of my favorite memories of High Ledges is of sitting out an... More 

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Nice family type hike, known as a good area for birdwatchers. Not much elevation change, water runs alongside for some of it, and vernal pools (I think) appear in spring. You know you are near tye look out when you come upon a a chimney of what used to be a cabin in the woods. The chimney itself was built... More 

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Charlemont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2007

The best place to view wildflowers, birds and wonderful views of the valley. I feel it is one of the nices places in the country. Lots of trails to hike. A great place to spend the day. It takes many days to do all the trails. In the spring you can see hundreds of lady slippers (flowers) Look only, and... More 

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