Conway Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Once cow pastures along with hay
and tobacco fields covered much
of the area. Although most of the
fields have returned to forest, the
open landscape of the old hayfield
continues to provide a scenic
vista. The spirit of the farm is still
captured in old foundations, rock
walls, and mature sugar maples.
While the large field continues the
agricultural tradition of the western
hill towns, the forested areas of
the sanctuary provide habitat for
wildlife including black bear, fisher,
coyote, moose, and bobcat. Mill
River, just a small brook at this
point, flows through the property
and supports brook trout, stone
flies, salamanders, frogs, dragonflies,
and other riparian species.
Open every day, dawn to dusk
For Your Safety
Hunting is prohibited on Mass Audubon sanctuaries. However, we recommend that during hunting season you wear bright clothing and stay on trails.
Reduce your exposure to ticks by staying on the trails and taking precautions before and after your hike.
Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary.
The best way to avoid poison ivy is to learn how to identify it. Thoroughly wash your skin, your clothes, and your shoes immediately after any possible exposure.
To Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife and for the Enjoyment of Other Visitors
Walk your dogs elsewhere
Do not collect or gather
Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the sanctuary
Obey all posted regulations
From the south: Take Exit 4 off I-90 and proceed north on I-91 to Exit 24 (Rte 5-10 Deerfield). At the end of the ramp turn right and continue north on Routes 5, 10 and 116. In approximately 1 mile take a left on Route 116 north to Conway/Ashfield. Continue for about 4.4 miles on Rte 116 and look for the Mass Audubon sign on your left just before a large field. Roadside parking is on the grassy area in front of the sign. The Wolf Tree Trail is located across Rte 116 directly opposite the sign.
From the north: Take Rte 2 to I-91 in Greenfield and proceed south on I-91 to Exit 25 (Rte 116 Deerfield/Conway), continue north on 116 toward Conway. In approximately 4.3 miles look for the Mass Audubon sign on your left just before a large field. Roadside parking is on the grassy area in front of the sign. The Wolf Tree Trail is located across Rte 116 directly opposite the sign.