Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Bloodroot flowering in spring at 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. 

Location: 127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: 413-584-3009
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 9 am-3 pm • Sundays, seasonally variable 
Trails daily, dawn to dusk

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Teaching Pavilion Campaign

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Birding

Beautiful Birds

Barred Owl sleeping in winter at Arcadia © Christina Radcliffe
Barred Owl © Christina Radcliffe

We have lots of great birding walks and outings for all experience levels! Go birding >

Trails

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Seasonal Explorations

Every season brings new sights and sounds. You never know what you'll find while walking the sanctuary's 4 miles of trails! Discover our trails >

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Sanctuary News & Events

Eastern Meadowlark at Arcadia © Beth Finney

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

On eBird, Arcadia and Quabbin Park are tied for most bird species seen over the years in all of central and western Massachusetts—241 species. Of the 100 eBird hotspots in Hampshire County, Arcadia is one of only six locations that have more than 200 species observed. 

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Upcoming Programs

July 10, 2020 (Friday) 10:00am - 12:00pm
Come visit this pristine peatland jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Five Colleges. With an elevation of 1,800 fe... Learn More >
July 16, 2020 (Thursday) 10:00am - 11:30am
Arcadia is home to several species of turtles, including both snapping and painted turtles. Meet a live turtle, learn amazing... Learn More >
July 18, 2020 (Saturday) 9:00am - 12:00pm
Explore Arcadia's unique floodplain forest by canoe. We'll identify spring plants on the shore and in the water, look for retu... Learn More >
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