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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Monday-Friday, 9 am–3 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am–4 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.
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)
As a way to give even more people access to nature and to thank active military for their service, we are proud to offer:
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
Wonderfund Access: Free for up to 4 people when you show your Wonderfund card
Active-Duty Military: Free for up to 5 people with a valid military ID card
- Universally Accessible Nature Center
- Universally Accessible Restrooms
- Universally Accessible Trail
- Picnic Area
- Electric Vehicle Charging Station
4 miles (universally accessible: 850 feet)
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- 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
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