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Atop a green grassy hill overlooking a forest with water below. Mountains off in the distance.
Pleasant Valley, Lenox © Nicole Marcotte

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Plan Your Visit

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.

Hours
Nature Center & Barn
  • Monday–Sunday
  • 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Trails
  • Daily
  • dawn to dusk
  • 7 miles
  • 0.3 miles

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
  • Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
    Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
  • Restrooms, Universally Accessible
    Restrooms, Universally Accessible
  • Trail, Universally Accessible
    Trail, Universally Accessible
  • Picnic Tables
    Picnic Tables
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station
    Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Explore Pleasant Valley

  • A wooden bridge with rails over a calm, marshy pond. A forest with fall foliage surrounds the pond.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Brown and green ferns line a dirt trail in a forest with barren trees and fall foliage.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Atop a brown grassy hill overlooking fall foliage with water below. Mountains off in the distance.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Wooden boardwalk through a fall forest.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Wooden boardwalk on the banks of a pond. Green pines surround the pond, reflecting off the water along with the blue sky.
  • Wooden boardwalk through fall vegetation leading into a bare forest and green pines.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Wooden boardwalk through a fall forest and green pine.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • A calm lake reflecting pine trees and fall foliage.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Two ground solar panels in a tall grassy cleaning, surrounded by trees with green, yellow, and orange fall foliage.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox
  • Three pink and white Lady's Slippers with green leaves.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox © Nicole Marcotte
  • Atop a green grassy hill overlooking a forest with water below. Mountains off in the distance.
    Pleasant Valley, Lenox © Nicole Marcotte
  • Two Great Blue Herons standing on a dead tree above a bulky nest.
    © Patrick Barry
  • Solar panel in green vegetation with a brown building in the background.
  • A wet beaver in water chewing on a leaf.
    © Lori Lynes

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