About Arcadia

A section of the Mill River floodplain forest in western Massachusetts
Mill River floodplain forest

Spanning Easthampton and Northampton, Arcadia's diverse terrain (forest, meadows, grasslands, marsh, and wetlands) attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife.

Visitors will also find a thriving population of wildflowers, thanks to the sanctuary's rich, loamy soil that's characteristic of the Connecticut River floodplain.


127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA 01027
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Nature Center

Monday-Friday, 9 am–3 pm • Saturday, 9 am–4 pm • Sunday, 10 am–2 pm
Restrooms are located in the Nature Center


Open every day, dawn to dusk

→ For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, please follow our sanctuary guidelines during your visit.


Members: Free
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)

As a way to increase access to nature, Mass Audubon also offers several free admission programs at our wildlife sanctuaries.

Savannah Sparrow singing in spring at Arcadia © Phil Doyle
Savannah Sparrow at Arcadia © Phil Doyle




Trail Mileage

4 miles (universally accessible: 850 feet)
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • Rope-guided universally accessible All Persons Trail, with interpretation available in large print, Braille, and tactile formats; please call Arcadia for trail conditions.
  • 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

Arcadia Sanctuary Committee members at Conway Hills

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!

Current Members

Connie Parks (Chair), Dan Russell, Jesse Bellemare, Janet Bissell, John Burk, Janice Jorgensen, Anne Lombard, and Dietrich Schlobohm