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High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

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Great place for an easy hike

Recently I came here for a hike. It was great. The hike was easy with excellent views and a lot of... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
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Spectacular View

Passed the parking lot and had to turn around at the dirt road. Wonderful easy walk and beautiful... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
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Jun 10, 2018
“Great place for an easy hike”
Oct 19, 2017
“Spectacular View”
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Patten Road, Shelburne Falls, MA
+1 978-464-2712
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Recently I came here for a hike. It was great. The hike was easy with excellent views and a lot of wildlife to view. Saw a bunch of wild life. Came across two bears, birds, and a porcupine. I cam upon the bears suddenly so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank espafford111111111
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Passed the parking lot and had to turn around at the dirt road. Wonderful easy walk and beautiful view. Once you see the fireplace, you’re at the ledge with a great view.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank kpocampo
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

I happened to be wearing long capris, socks, and sneakers. There is a lot of poison ivy along the path. The path is groomed well. They take great care of the park. (Conservation land) You park your car at a gate and walk hilly trails....More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank JenniferK654
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Good views, lovely land..vernal pools etc. Lovely flora and fauna. Quite a few folks there when ever we're gone.Moderately challenging we think. No dogs even on a leash.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Bellaluna64
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a lovely late October day. The leaves were still lovely and the hike was well marked and a nice mix of shade and sun. The last bit of the hike is fairly steep but not too long and the view is worth...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed September 28, 2016

I have written about the High Ledges before, but it is one of my favorite spots in Western Mass. Apart from the trails and the spectacular view, it is usually never filled with other people. If you go during the week, you might not come...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank robchirico
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

A lovely hike. Not hard, but so beautiful. Audubon acquired Dutch Barnard's retreat in the woods, perched on a rock overlook, in 1970...he proposed to his wife there. It is inspiring. You will see why. Lady Slippers in spring, leaves on fire in autumn. A...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank LisaKClark
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Followed the signs to High Ledges and stayed on the main hiking path. A very pleasant walk on a late morning which only took about 15 minutes to reach the top. Took in the beautiful views while sitting on the stone ledge. Not a cloud...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank RSBjr66
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The view at the top is AMAZING! You can see for miles and miles. It is truly breathtaking! The walk out is easy with some steeper parts but good for all ages. There were a ton of bugs and many horse flies, I wish we...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank ValerieMBoston
Reviewed July 13, 2016

The trip up to parking area is dramatic enough, and the walk itself is nicely varied without being too strenuous. I've never seen it all, in several trips, so it's worth repeated visits.

Date of experience: July 2016
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