Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

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. Read more >

HOURS: Monday–Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; Sundays, seasonally variable
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Winter Solstice Celebration at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 21, 2018

Join us for a free celebration of light on the shortest day of the year! Ward off the cold with the warmth of the bonfire, sip hot cider, and listen to music.

Morning view of Mt. Tom from Arcadia's meadows © Phil Doyle

Arcadia is celebrating 75 years of conservation in the Pioneer Valley! We're planning a wide variety of fun events and programs in honor of our anniversary, all of which will be open to the public and people of all ages and abilities.

Art House artwork "Birds" © Marisa Douglas
Art House artwork: "Birds" © Marisa Douglas

The Art House at Arcadia is open for another season of creativity inspired by nature! Located just off the Tulip Tree Trail, all visitors are welcome to stop in and enjoy free, guided art projects.

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Upcoming Programs

December 2, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Enjoy the beauty of Arcadia as we explore the sanctuary at a relaxed pace. Natural history topics will...
January 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Learn the basics of tracking and what wildlife does in winter. We’ll start inside learning what...
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Birthday Parties

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Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More >

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