Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary—Beaver Ponds Loop

Lenox, Massachusetts

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Lying in a scenic valley on the east flank of Lenox Mountain, Pleasant Valley’s 1,300 acres and 7-mile trail system offer wonderful hiking and wildlife observation opportunities. An active and easily observed (at dusk) beaver colony is a highlight of this loop route. All visitors are asked to register at the circa 1790 farmhouse that serves as the sanctuary office. Registration cards and trail maps are available inside and sometimes outside, after hours. Check the board for recent wildlife sightings and examine the nearby orientation panel that includes a large artist’s rendition of the trail system.
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

by Rene Laubach (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Lying in a scenic valley on the east flank of Lenox Mountain,
Pleasant Valley’s 1,300 acres and 7-mile trail system offer wonderful hiking and wildlife observation opportunities. An active and easily observed (at dusk) beaver colony is a highlight of this loop route.

All visitors are asked to register at the circa 1790 farmhouse that serves as the sanctuary office. Registration cards and trail maps are available inside and sometimes outside, after hours. Check the board for recent wildlife sightings and examine the nearby orientation panel that includes a large artist’s rendition of the trail system.

© 2015 Rene Laubach/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Lenox
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 115 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.0 hour
Season: Open year-round, daily, dawn to dusk, except Mondays.
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240 (413-637-0320; massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley).
Local Maps: USGS Pittsfield West; trail map available at office, online
Driving Directions: Directions to Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary—Beaver Ponds Loop

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