Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)

Massachusetts Audubon Society 309 Holmes Road Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary Official Website
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary map

About Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

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Located just one mile from the center of Pittsfield, Canoe Meadows brings wilderness to Berkshire County’s largest city, attracting warblers, turtles, ospreys, otters, and the occasional bear at different times of the year. Gentle, flat trails wind through the sanctuary’s scenic woods, fields, and wetlands, and along the edge of the Housatonic River.

Notable Trails

Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield has three miles of well-marked walking trails including two loops that you can explore.

Sacred Way Trail
An easy 30-45 minute walk along the Housatonic River, past an old oxbow pond, to Sackett Brook, returning to West Pond. Excellent for birding. This trail is sometimes flooded due to recent beaver activity.

Wolf Pine Trail
An easy 45-60 minute walk through leafy hardwoods and back along the old carriage road through a shady canopy of hemlock trees. 

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary.

Features

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary Official Website

Last updated November 23, 2023