Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is located just one
mile from the center of Pittsfield
and attracts a variety of birds such
as bobolinks, ospreys, and great
blue herons at different times of
year. Three miles of trails wind
through the sanctuary’s scenic
woods, fields, and wetlands, and
along the edge of the Housatonic
River. Keep your eyes open for
signs of beavers, otters, and wild
turkeys while exploring Canoe
Meadows. Programs are offered at
the sanctuary through the Pleasant
Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox.
This property is managed by Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
For more information:
Trails open daily,
7 a.m. to dusk.
- For Your Safety
- Do not feed any animals
- Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
- Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
- Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
- Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
- Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
- Picnic only in designated areas
- Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
- Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
Mass Audubon Members enjoy FREE admission.
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$3 for nonmember adults;
$2 for nonmember children (2-12)
From the Mass. Turnpike
(Rt I-90): Take exit 2 (Lee).
Follow Rt 7 and Rt 20 north for
8 miles to Holmes Road. Turn
right onto Holmes Road and
proceed 2.7 miles to sanctuary
entrance on the right.
From the north and Rt 9: Take
Rt 7 and Rt 20 south from
Pittsfield to Lenox. Turn left
onto Holmes Road at the traffic
light and proceed 2.7 miles to
the sanctuary entrance on the
By public transportation: Public Transportation is available through Berkshire Transit Authority/ Elm Street Bus (Route # 12). The nearest stop is at the corner of Elm Street/Holmes Road, walk about a mile south along Holmes Road to the entrance of the sanctuary, clearly marked by Mass Audubon signs. The website for the Berkshire Transit Authority is www.berkshirerta.com; phone number is 413-499-2782