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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

#3 of 24 things to do in Lenox Features Animals
472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
+1 413-637-0320
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We did th most challenging walk to th mountain summit. It was ofmoderate difficulty though... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard L
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Arlington, Virginia
Absolutely beautiful!

We loved our visit to this sanctuary! We were visiting the area and found this noted on a map... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Suzanne M
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Ocala, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fire tower” (9 reviews)
“great hike” (7 reviews)
“mass audubon” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did th most challenging walk to th mountain summit. It was ofmoderate difficulty though sometimes one had to scramble ove rocks and we found it thoroughly enjoyable. We are glad we didn't limit ourselves o some of the less challenging trails.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our visit to this sanctuary! We were visiting the area and found this noted on a map. Found our way there and were glad we did! Beautiful trails and ponds. Would have loved to have seen some beavers but didn't on this visit....More

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined a guided wildflower search tour with Linda on Saturday morning and loved everything about the tour! Linda was such a knowledgeable expert, and she was also very sweet and kind and answered all our naive questions about the wilderness. Other people on the...More

Thank Xuan Z
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I got terribly lost trying to find this place and was shaking mad when I arrived. Just a few minutes walking and it all fell away. Bluebirds sighted seconds from the visitors center, several ponds to walk around, a mountain path if you wish, boardwalks...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful sanctuary. Wear your sneakers and grab a walking stick. Prices range from 3-5$ for admission. Wonderful well marked trails with loads of information about wildlife fauna and flora. Some climbing and rough trails along the way. A great way to spend the...More

1  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

Thank Brooks P
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...More

Thank Shamlyn
Reviewed 4 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
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...More

Thank Linda1969
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....More

Thank nancy2010
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TCalv
Hi, I have a couple of questions, Is there a fee, is there adequate parking, I'm planning on hiking either Nov 13, 14 or 15. Is there hunting allowed there? Is there an open facility then and if so, what does it include.... bathrooms?
21 October 2015|
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Response from GRC1956 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a fee, I remember @ $5-10/adult.There is definitely no hunting and they don't allow dogs. Plenty of parking is available.
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