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

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Walk in Nature

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Turners Falls
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Turners Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This was a great hike! You can either go quickly up the one mile wide path to the ledges and view or wind your way around the various trails in the area. The trails are all well marked and labeled, they go by wetlands, ledges, and through woods. It was slightly soggy, but had rained hard that morning. I enjoyed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I remember the wonderful panoramic view from the edge of the ledges. Breathtaking. My wife and I's fondest memory of the place however is being chased from the ledges to the bottom of the hill by a highly agitated and angrily vocal red squirrel who matched our every step with his arboreal brachiationss. We could not figure out what caused... More 

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Buckland, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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Zionsville, Indiana
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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 

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Greenfield. MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank AM W
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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