Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Spanning Easthampton and Northampton, Arcadia’s diverse terrain of forest, meadows, grasslands, marsh, and wetlands attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife. You'll also find a thriving population of wildflowers thanks to its rich, loamy soil—a characteristic of the Connecticut River floodplain. Read more >

HOURS: Monday–Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; Sundays, seasonally variable
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Morning view of Mt. Tom from Arcadia's meadows © Phil Doyle

Arcadia is celebrating 75 years of conservation in the Pioneer Valley! We're planning a wide variety of fun events and programs in honor of our anniversary, all of which will be open to the public and people of all ages and abilities.

Art House artwork "Birds" © Marisa Douglas
Art House artwork: "Birds" © Marisa Douglas

The Art House at Arcadia is open for another season of creativity inspired by nature! Located just off the Tulip Tree Trail, all visitors are welcome to stop in and enjoy free, guided art projects.

Northampton HS students on field trip

Arcadia expanded their climate change education program this year to work with Hilltown Cooperative Charter School in Easthampton and Suffield High School in Suffield, CT. In total, the program reached approximately 1,000 students in the Pioneer Valley.

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Upcoming Programs

October 20, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Attention Brownie leaders! Bring your troop to Arcadia for the day to complete most of the requirements...
October 20, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Fall is the time of year when beavers are very active preparing for winter. We'll begin indoors to learn...
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Birthday Parties

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Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More >

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