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High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: Patten Road, Shelburne Falls, MA
Phone Number: 978-464-2712
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Spectacular View

This is a good hike and the view is absolutely amazing once you reach the top. Many wild flowers to observe too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
Buckland, Massachusetts
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Buckland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is a good hike and the view is absolutely amazing once you reach the top. Many wild flowers to observe too!

Thank 83annmarieg
Zionsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My partner and I visited High Ledges in October 2015. We're 50-something outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy seeking out unique places to hike. We visited High Ledges on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the height of "Indian Summer". We find that usually nature preserve are not heavily traveled and so make for a more quiet and enjoyable experience than state parks.... More 

Thank IndyAngie
Greenfield. MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The hike in is just short of 1 mile. It is an easy hike. The view from the rock ledge at the end of the mile is breathtaking, more than worth the effort. There is a network of addition trails in this sanctuary. Some of the other trails are more rigorous.

Thank LucyGreenfield_MA
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.

Thank AM W
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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

Thank Lynn B
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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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 

Thank Robert M
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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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.

Thank michael g
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.

Thank Doris S

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