About Pleasant Valley

The barn at Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in winter

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.


472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240
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Nature Center & Barn

Monday-Sunday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Indoor, accessible restrooms are located in the Barn; portable restrooms are also available.


Open daily, dawn to dusk


Members & Lenox Residents: Free
Nonmembers: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12) 

As a way to increase access to nature, Mass Audubon also offers several free admission programs at our wildlife sanctuaries.

Visitor Guidelines

For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, please review all guidelines (including leaving dogs at home) before you visit.




Trail Mileage

7 miles (universally accessible: 0.3 miles)
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • A universally accessible All Persons Trail that winds past towering hemlocks to a boardwalk, where visitors can watch for wildlife from a deck overlooking Pike’s Pond, with trail materials in large print, Braille, audio, and tactile formats.
  • A challenging hike to the summit of Lenox Mountain for unrivaled views of the Berkshires.
  • Active beaver colony that can sometimes be viewed from the Pike’s Pond viewing platform.
  • Canoe trips offered on the Housatonic River and area lakes from late June through Columbus Day.
  • Berkshire Nature Camp, which has been connecting children with the nature of the Berkshires' outdoors since 1947.