About Lynes Woods

Lyman Brook © Richard Johnson
Lyman Brook © Richard Johnson

Forest, shrubby fields, wetlands, and old stone walls tell the story of this sanctuary's past as a working farm and orchard.

Today at Lynes Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, you can walk an easy 1-mile loop along a quiet woodland path to the crystal clear Lyman Brook and listen for the music of water rushing over rocks.



Trail Mileage

1 mile
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • Trail that winds through a dense Mountain Laurel "avenue" covered with spring blossoms.
  • Ovenbirds and other woodland birds (including several species of woodpeckers) plus the occasional fox, black bear, or moose.
  • The Farm Pond, on the northern boundary, attracts a variety of birds and insects while providing good wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • Programs occasionally offered through Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.


Edwards Road
Westhampton, 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