Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield has a meandering trail past large grasslands, freshwater marshes, and through a forest that has grown up in the years since farming ceased. Enjoy the beauty of a walk past the fields to a quiet woods and discover tree foliage, buds, and bark. We'll also look at forest communities, how they are changing, and what we can do to improve forest health. The walk is about 2 miles long with slight inclines and some roots. If you registered for the Trees in Autumn series, you do not need to register for this individual program.
Meet at the parking area at Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield.
From the Mass. Turnpike (Rt I-90): Take exit 2 (Lee). Follow Rt 7 and Rt 20 north for 8 miles to Holmes Road. Turn right onto Holmes Road and proceed 2.7 miles to sanctuary entrance on the right.
From the north and Rt 9: Take Rt 7 and Rt 20 south from Pittsfield to Lenox. Turn left onto Holmes Road at the traffic light and proceed 2.7 miles to the sanctuary entrance on the right.
By public transportation: Public transportation is available through Berkshire Transit Authority/ Elm Street Bus (Route # 12). The nearest stop is at the corner of Elm Street/Holmes Road, walk about a mile south along Holmes Road to the entrance of the sanctuary, clearly marked by Mass Audubon signs.