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High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

#5 of 19 things to do in Shelburne Falls Features Animals
Patten Road, Shelburne Falls, MA
+1 978-464-2712
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Great place for a hike.

Good views, lovely land..vernal pools etc. Lovely flora and fauna. Quite a few folks there when... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Bellaluna64
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West Halifax, Vermont
Fall Foliage Fun

Visited here on a lovely late October day. The leaves were still lovely and the hike was well... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Julie M
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Patten Road, Shelburne Falls, MA
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Good views, lovely land..vernal pools etc. Lovely flora and fauna. Quite a few folks there when ever we're gone.Moderately challenging we think. No dogs even on a leash.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a lovely late October day. The leaves were still lovely and the hike was well marked and a nice mix of shade and sun. The last bit of the hike is fairly steep but not too long and the view is worth...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have written about the High Ledges before, but it is one of my favorite spots in Western Mass. Apart from the trails and the spectacular view, it is usually never filled with other people. If you go during the week, you might not come...More

2  Thank Sweeney221b
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely hike. Not hard, but so beautiful. Audubon acquired Dutch Barnard's retreat in the woods, perched on a rock overlook, in 1970...he proposed to his wife there. It is inspiring. You will see why. Lady Slippers in spring, leaves on fire in autumn. A...More

1  Thank LisaKClark
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Followed the signs to High Ledges and stayed on the main hiking path. A very pleasant walk on a late morning which only took about 15 minutes to reach the top. Took in the beautiful views while sitting on the stone ledge. Not a cloud...More

2  Thank RSBjr66
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The view at the top is AMAZING! You can see for miles and miles. It is truly breathtaking! The walk out is easy with some steeper parts but good for all ages. There were a ton of bugs and many horse flies, I wish we...More

2  Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The trip up to parking area is dramatic enough, and the walk itself is nicely varied without being too strenuous. I've never seen it all, in several trips, so it's worth repeated visits.

Thank johnhA3674EL
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was a great hike! You can either go quickly up the one mile wide path to the ledges and view or wind your way around the various trails in the area. The trails are all well marked and labeled, they go by wetlands, ledges,...More

1  Thank turtleprz
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I remember the wonderful panoramic view from the edge of the ledges. Breathtaking. My wife and I's fondest memory of the place however is being chased from the ledges to the bottom of the hill by a highly agitated and angrily vocal red squirrel who...More

2  Thank jmncremins
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This is a good hike and the view is absolutely amazing once you reach the top. Many wild flowers to observe too!

1  Thank 83annmarieg
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Jeanne K
Myself and my friend are in our mid-60's and interested in hiking through this Sanctuary. However, my friend can only hike on trails that are flat, meaning there can be no rocks, roots or boulders to navigate or hike over. She can hike uphill, it's just that the surface of the path itself needs to be flat. Can you comment on the condition of the trails? Would so appreciate it. We are planning to visit next week. Thank you!
17 June 2016|
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