Arcadia trails are open; buildings & restrooms are closed. See guidelines. Read More
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.
Janice Jorgensen is a semi-retired Hadley resident, an aspiring birder, and a creative strategist who has helped Arcadia grow and thrive over the years. Now, she wants to spread the word to others age 70 1/2 and older about a little-known way of supporting charitable causes—Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).
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.