Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Pond at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in winter © Brooks Payne
© Brooks Payne

Set amidst more than 1,000 lush acres in the Berkshires, Pleasant Valley’s varied trails wind through forests, meadows, wetlands, and along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, making this site an excellent location for easy-to-strenuous hiking. While exploring, there’s a good chance you will see evidence of the sanctuary’s most visible wildlife resident, the beaver, via dams, dens, or lodges. 

Location: 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240
Phone: 413-637-0320
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; closed Mondays; Trails daily, dawn to dusk

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Blue Jay eating seeds on a snowy tree stump © Sarah Keates
Blue Jay © Sarah Keates

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Winter Trails

Get Some Fresh Air

Beautiful winter sights await you on 7 miles of well-marked trails. Start exploring >

Go Birding

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Fantastic Winter Birds

We have lots of great birding walks and outings for all experience levels! Go birding >

Take a Program

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Try Something New

We've got programs for all ages and interests! Come celebrate nature and explore. Find programs >

Sanctuary News & Events

Digiscope image of a Greater White-fronted Goose

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Digiscoping is a great way to capture a fleeting nature moment without a fancy camera or a lens the size of your arm. With a little practice, you can achieve some awesome photos!

Students investigate animal tracks in winter during a school program

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Did you know that Pleasant Valley's school programs include in-school lessons at more than 15 schools throughout Berkshire County? We also run five afterschool programs that give students an opportunity to delve deeper into environmental topics.

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Upcoming Programs

July 27, 2020 (Monday) - July 31, 2020 (Friday) (9:00am - 3:00pm)
The Berkshires are one of the most water-rich places in North America and contain wonderfully diverse rivers, lakes, and wetla... Learn More >
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