West Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
Location: Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA
Hours: Trails, open daily dawn to dusk
Explore Our Trails
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
Mass Audubon's nearby wildlife sanctuaries offer a wide variety of programs. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone.