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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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A beautifully maintained natural sanctuary for local wildlife. Have been here several times. Have seen all kinds of wildlife, including beavers and otters!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
constance f
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautifully maintained natural sanctuary for local wildlife. Have been here several times. Have seen all kinds of wildlife, including beavers and otters!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to check out trails, animals, birds, trees, beautiful nature at it's best. If you'd like to go bring a snack and some water and hit the trails and go for a nice walk and enjoy some nature. Been going since I was a kid..

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Having had a couple of excellent trips to Pleasant Valley we thought we would try another reserve but we were sadly disappointed on 3 counts: 1. Although there are some way markings, no distances are mentioned either on the information board at the car park or path signs. 2. A lot of the paths are very overgrown. This would not... More 

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Gentile trails through varied terrain make for a leisurely and lovely afternoon. Fine for seniors in good shape - not too many seating spots. Not overbuilt at all, truly a wildlife sanctuary. Be sure to wear insect repellant in season - our family fondly calls this "bug meadows".

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of interconnected trails with many wildlife viewing opportunities. Most of the trails are relatively easy for hiking.

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Pittsfield MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Just want to get outside for a little fresh air and nature? This is a good place to go, especially if you've got young'uns with you who aren't yet up for serious hiking, or elderly folk who can no longer handle anything super-strenuous. It's also one of the better options for late fall/early winter and late winter/early spring. There are... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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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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New Jersey
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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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Berkshires MA
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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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