West Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary

Goldenrod field at West Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary © Richard Johnson
Goldenrod field © Richard Johnson

West Mountain, situated within the watershed of the federal Wild and Scenic-designated Westfield River, is part of one of the largest aggregations of conserved land in Massachusetts. The sanctuary provides valuable habitat for moose, black bears, otters, fishers, and bobcats as well as habitat for a number of state-listed rare plants and animals and nesting sites for threatened ground nesting birds. 

LocationProspect Street, Plainfield, MA 
Hours: Trails, open daily dawn to dusk

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Explore a 1.3 mile loop trail that passes through forests of northern hardwoods where you can look for signs of moose, beaver, black bears. Learn More

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Mass Audubon's nearby wildlife sanctuaries offer a wide variety of programs for all ages. There's something for everyone! Find a program >