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Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Plan Your Visit

Spanning Easthampton and Northampton, Arcadia's diverse terrain (forest, meadows, grasslands, marsh, and wetlands) attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife. Visitors will also find a thriving population of wildflowers, thanks to the sanctuary's rich, loamy soil that's characteristic of the Connecticut River floodplain.

Hours
Nature Center
  • Monday-Friday
  • 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Trails
  • Daily
  • dawn to dusk
  • 4 miles
  • 850 feet

Property Regulations

  • Foot travel only; please stay on trails (day passes are available for powered mobility devices)
  • Dog walking and horseback riding are prohibited; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome)
  • Camping, collecting, smoking, hunting, fishing, releasing of animals, and feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • Commercial photography needs prior approval; please see all photography guidelines.

Facilities

  • Parking
    Parking
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station
    Electric Vehicle Charging Station
  • Trail, Universally Accessible
    Trail, Universally Accessible
  • Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
    Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
  • Restrooms, Universally Accessible
    Restrooms, Universally Accessible
  • Canoeing / Kayak (bring your own)
    Canoeing / Kayak (bring your own)
  • Picnic Tables
    Picnic Tables

Explore Arcadia

  • A section of the Mill River floodplain forest in western Massachusetts
    Mill River floodplain forest
  • Group exploring an accessible trail at Arcadia Wildlife Sactuary
    Group exploring an accessible trail
  • Nature Center at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Arcadia sunrise © Chris Lizotte
    © Chris Lizotte

Latest News

A seal lying down, which seems to be smiling and covering its mouth
© James Wang
Special Event February 22, 2024

"On the Wild Side" on Exhibit at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Event Date: March 11-April 27

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A small owl in front of three people sitting at desks with art supplies.
Museum of American Bird Art, Canton
News February 08, 2024

The Nature of Art: Deepening Conservation Connections

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Dave Rothstein smiling and holding a double-ended paddle above his head
© Alix Kaplan, Connecticut River Conservancy
News December 14, 2023

Meet Dave Rothstein, Land Protection Specialist at Arcadia

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