About High Ledges

pink lady slippers © Richard Johnson

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Deerfield River Valley and Mount Greylock from the ledges at the end of the sanctuary road. Spring is the best time to see many wildflowers; although the entire flower season offers both common and uncommon wildflowers and ferns. Some trails may be strenuous, but the views are worth it.

Acres

792

Trail Mileage

5 miles Get details >

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Excellent vistas of the Deerfield River Valley and Mount Greylock from the ledges
  • Stunning diversity of native orchid species, unusual ferns, and wildflowers.
  • Wolves’ Den, a geologic feature where local lore has it that the last wolf in the region was exterminated.
  • The vernal pool near the sanctuary road, where wood frogs and spotted salamander egg masses can be found in spring.
  • Programs occasionally offered through Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.