About Lime Kiln Farm

Great Spangled Fritillary
Great Spangled Fritillary

Lime Kiln Farm has been known to host more than 500 species of plants including many rare varieties. A key tract of land within the 14,000-acre Schenob Brook Area of Critical Environmental Concern, the rolling hayfields, limestone ridge, conifer forest, and former pastures attract more than 50 species of butterflies as well as Pileated Woodpeckers, Alder Flycatchers, and Red Foxes.



Trail Mileage

2 miles
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • The circa-1909 40-foot-tall kiln; limestone was once quarried there and turned into lime.
  • Stonewalls and wire fences that attest to the property’s long agricultural history.
  • Green Frogs and bullfrogs in the small farm pond during the summer.
  • A magnificent view of Mount Everett from the walking trails.
  • Programs offered through Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.


Silver Street, Sheffield, MA
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Hours & Admission

Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk
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