Directions to Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours of OperationTrails
Daily, dawn to dusk
Online maps and GPS units may not give accurate directions. Please use our directions below.
From 91 in Springfield: Coming from the north - Take exit 2 and follow 83 South. 83 turns left onto Sumner Avenue (Continue below). Coming from the south - Take exit 4 and follow 83 North. 83 turns right onto Sumner Avenue.
After turning onto Sumner Avenue, continue straight for 8.1 miles (Sumner Avenue turns into Allen Street and then into Somers Road). Just past St. Mary's Church on the left, take a left onto Main Street. The sanctuary entrance is 2 miles down Main Street on the left.
From 90 East: Take the Mass. Turnpike (Rt I-90) to exit 8 in Palmer. Take a right into Palmer Center, then take Rt 20 west (toward Springfield) for 5.3 miles. Turn left (opposite the Wilbraham Fire Department) onto Main Street in Wilbraham. Follow Main Street (it turns into Wilbraham Road in Hampden) for 6.6 miles to the stop sign and turn left onto Allen Street/Somers Rd. After 0.2 miles (just past St. Mary’s church), take a left onto Main Street in Hampden. The sanctuary entrance is 2 miles down Main Street on the left.
From 90 West: Take exit 4 for 91 South and follow the directions above for I-91 coming from the north.
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