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: Trails open every day, dawn to dusk; Visitor Center window open Monday–Friday, 9 am-4 pm & Saturday, 10 am-4 pm (no restrooms)

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Online & In-Person Programs

Online & In-Person Programs

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

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

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Sanctuary News & Events

Summer interns completing a Bobolink survey at Canoe Meadows

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Despite the global pandemic, our Wildlife & Plant Conservation Internship program has been running since mid-June. This summer's five interns have been working on a variety of field science projects that have kept them incredibly busy!

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!

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