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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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Peaceful outdoor respite

On a lovely summer day, my friend and I wound through the backroads of Lenox (with the help of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Long Island
Beautiful sanctuary, and a great hike to the top of Lenox Mountain!

Pleasant Valley is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while visiting the cultural attractions in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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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 good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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472 W Mountain Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2037
+1 413-637-0320
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On a lovely summer day, my friend and I wound through the backroads of Lenox (with the help of the GPS) to find Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. I can't say we spotted any wildlife but we did enjoy a peaceful stroll along a very...More

Thank LongIslandMabel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pleasant Valley is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while visiting the cultural attractions in the area. They have several easy hikes, but we opted for the tough one up to the summit of Lenox Mountain. They warned us ahead of time that it...More

Thank GentlemanJoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pleasant Valley Sanctuary offers a variety of well-maintained trails in the woods. We were able to walk the 1.5 mile trail in about an hour with minimal effort -- only having to go up slight inclines and watch for tree roots. The trails are...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Pleasant Valley! Fun for the whole family - from itty babies in carriers to grandparents. The all access path to the Pike's Pond is great for a quick walk to see fish, frogs, and even a turtle (if you're lucky). If you're able,...More

1  Thank tuftsgrad
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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.

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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

1  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
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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.