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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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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