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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

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Address: 472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
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+1 413 637 0320
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
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This 1,100-acre wildlife sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain,...

This 1,100-acre wildlife sanctuary, along the slopes of Lenox Mountain, features 7 miles of hiking trails and offers nature programs for adults and children throughout the year.

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Gorgeous panorama at summit and lovely walks

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooks P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Well worth the hike to the top to be rewarded with a gorgeous panoramic view of the valley and mountain ranges beyond.

Thank Brooks P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Visited in February. Loved the trails around the pond with the beaver lodge and the boardwalks. Plenty of choices for trails, whether taking a large loop or heading up the mountain; we stayed on the lower looping trails due to ice and time constraints. There were areas that we had to go off trail due to ice or water, but... More 

Thank Shamlyn
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great hike to the top of the mountain - even on a cold morning with some snow underfoot. Very easy to follow the trail. Lots of interesting information and beavers!! Unfortunately, they didn't come out while we were there.

1 Thank JaneGDartford
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous nature reserve for hiking & exploring. It's on $5 entry for adults & the park ranger was very helpful providing us with a map & detailed information about the trails. We hiked up to the Lenox Mountain fire tower - fabulous views & a handy bench for a well deserved rest. It's about an hours hike to the top.... More 

Thank Linda1969
Charlton MA
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Took the more intense hike called the Ledges trail at Pleasant Valley sanctuary-. The hike was a 3 mile hike but we also included another trail called Overbrook - which was another half hour. The top view included the Richmond valley Pittsfield to the north. Very pretty especially on a sunny day. I took hiking poles due to my knee... More 

Thank nancy2010
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We hiked on the trail to the fire tower that was less steep (the overlook, I think). It was beautiful, and it took 2 hours to go up, 11/2 hours going down. The trail was well marked, with blue markers going up, and yellow markers going back. It's a lovely spot for a hike. There are other trails for those... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place is close to Lenox so made for a good morning's outing. We hiked the steep trail to the summit and should have kept to the less challenging trail to the summit. Nevertheless, we made the summit in about 1.5 hours with several breaks along the way, Only took 1.25 hours down. The view from the summit was amazing.... More 

Thank Scorpio1109
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

There are several trails and definitely worth looking into! If nature is your thing, you will not be disappointed!!

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We agree with many others this place is worth a visit. We spent a good few hours following the various trails however if you want to spot anything keep quiet and take your time. We sat quietly by the pond and were happy to see a beaver right in front of us. So many people just go rushing by and... More 

Thank Terrence L
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was a nice area to explore. The route we took was varied, with dense forests, a pond, and a stream and even a view from the summit (though it was a bit odd up there.. ) I really enjoyed the pond, but came during the wrong time and missed the beavers. On the other hand, sunrise or sunset in... More 

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