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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
+1 413-637-0320
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Beautiful spot on mountain with great variety of trails

Visited in February. Loved the trails around the pond with the beaver lodge and the boardwalks... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Shamlyn
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Massachusetts
Maps and trails that are really easy to follow

Great hike to the top of the mountain - even on a cold morning with some snow underfoot. Very easy... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
JaneGDartford
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Dartford
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fire tower” (9 reviews)
“great hike” (8 reviews)
“mass audubon” (7 reviews)
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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Linda1969
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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....More

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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...More

1  Thank shel29Brooklyn
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Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank Scorpio1109
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

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

Thank 910joycel
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Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank Terrence L
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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...More

1  Thank glutenfreeinmunich
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The walks were nice and the trails well marked. We didn't see much, but had a pleasant morning. Many other people saw beavers (better at night), and many birds (we only saw 2 or 3.

Thank Fabe-Zippy
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee for non-members. There is a baking lot with ample parking.
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