Hawley Bog

July 16, 2023 (Sunday) 10:00am-12:00pm


Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton


Nan Childs - Naturalist/Educator
Patti Steinman - Education Coordinator, Arcadia






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Come visit this pristine peatland jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Five Colleges. With an elevation of 1,800 feet, Hawley Bog resembles the cold bogs of Canada. During summer we should see blooming orchids such as grass pink and fringed orchid, all three native insectivorous plants, and the many members of the Heath Family that make the bog their home.

Instructions and Directions:

From Greenfield or Route 91, take Route 2 West past Shelburne Falls (about 15 mi.).
Take a left onto 8A South and go over the bridge. Take a left onto Hawley Road, then an immediate right onto East Hawley Road.
Drive uphill for about 4 miles until you reach the bog entrance trail on your right, roughly across from Forget Rd (and a red house).
Please wear sturdy waterproof boots or shoes.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
127 Combs Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Email [email protected] for more information.