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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Barn Addition campaign

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We've launched an ambitious campaign to improve & expand our historic barn. You can help >

Virtual Camp

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Nature camp goes virtual in these one-week sessions for K-Grade 5! Register now >

Go Birding

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Beautiful Birds

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

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Sanctuary News & Events

Rusty Blackbird at Post Farm Marsh in Lenox

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

It always takes a day or two to pick-up on some of the unusual songs and calls of migrating birds in spring. And searching for Rusty Blackbirds is not only an exciting challenge for spring birding—it's important for conservation of the species.

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Upcoming Programs

July 16, 2020 (Thursday) 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We'll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife... Learn More >
July 18, 2020 (Saturday) 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many w... Learn More >
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