About Arcadia

Person photographing Mill River at Arcadia

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


Members: Free
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)
EBT participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
ConnectorCare Card to Culture participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare card




Trail Mileage

4 miles (universally accessible: 850 feet) Get details >

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