About Conway Hills

The "wolf tree" at Conway Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Sugar maple "wolf tree"

At one time, cow pastures along with hay and tobacco fields covered much of this area. Now many of the fields have reverted to forests and provide habitat for coyotes, bears, moose, and bobcats. 

A single loop trail with a moderate ascent takes you through a previously harvested white pine and hemlock forest, past aging stone walls, by a large sugar maple "wolf" tree, and over some rocky ledges.

Acres

105

Trail Mileage

0.75 miles
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • The "wolf tree"—a large sugar maple with thick lower branches that was used on farms to provide shade and shelter for the animals—on a ridge overlooking the forest.
  • Evidence of bear can sometimes be seen on the ground, on trees and even on the trail signs.

Location

South Deerfield Road (Route 116), Conway, MA 
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Hours

Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Free, donations appreciated

Property Regulations

All of the land at our wildlife sanctuaries is protected. By conserving these open spaces, Mass Audubon, along with our members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts.  

  • No dog walking or horseback riding; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome
  • No walking off trail  
  • No collecting or picking natural items.  
  • No bike riding or operating motorized vehicles; day passes are available for powered mobility devices   
  • No running, swimming, or camping 
  • No operating drones or other remote-controlled vehicles   
  • No fishing, hunting, trapping, or releasing of animals   
  • No feeding wildlife   
  • No smoking