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.
127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA 01027
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Nature Center: Monday-Saturday, 9 am-3 pm • Sundays, seasonally variable
Trails & Restrooms: Daily, dawn to dusk
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)
EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
- Universally Accessible Nature Center
- Universally Accessible Restrooms
- Universally Accessible Trail
- Picnic Area
4 miles (universally accessible: 850 feet) Get details >
- 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.
Sanctuary Advisory Committee
Members of Arcadia's all-volunteer Sanctuary Advisory Committee provide invaluable guidance to sanctuary leadership and staff. They serve as ambassadors for Mass Audubon within the local community, and help identify and access resources to further Arcadia's conservation, education, and advocacy work within the Connecticut River Valley. We are incredibly grateful for their support!
Connie Parks (Chair), Dan Russell, Jesse Bellemare, Janet Bissell, John Burk, Janice Jorgensen, Anne Lombard, and Dietrich Schlobohm