About Arcadia

River at Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Spanning Easthampton and Northampton, Arcadia’s diverse terrain (forest, meadows, grasslands, marsh, and wetlands) attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife. You will also find a thriving population of wildflowers, thanks to its rich, loamy soil, which is characteristic of the Connecticut River floodplain.

Acres 

724

Trail Mileage

4 miles (universally accessible: 850 feet) Get details >

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Rope-guided universally accessible Sensory Trail, with interpretation available in seasonal audio tours, large print, Braille, and tactile formats.
  • Canoeing or kayaking on the Mill River through Arcadia or along the Connecticut River, where you’re likely to see a variety of wildlife.
  • Observation tower and wetland boardwalk, which offer wildlife viewing opportunities in sensitive habitats.
  • Nature Play Area, where kids can build fairy homes, sit in a tepee made of black locust and grapevine branches, play in the sumac paths or master the stump jump.
  • Expansive grasslands home to nesting bobolinks, American kestrels, and other grassland birds.

Location

127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA 01027
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Hours

Monday-Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; Sundays seasonally variable
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)
EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card