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The Canoe Meadows Community Garden in Pittsfield has been welcoming organic green thumbs to its 4.5-acre garden for more than 40 years. Several gardeners even describe it as “the most scenic location to plant a garden in Berkshire County.”
The garden is adjacent to a 250-acre wildlife sanctuary and less than a mile from downtown Pittsfield on Williams Street. Gardeners work alongside singing Bobolinks, soaring American Kestrels, and stunning mountain views.
From May through October, approximately 100 gardeners grow their own vegetables, flowers, and herbs in our garden. At the beginning of the season, we offer a free workshop on organic gardening, including its benefits and practical tips. Community Volunteer Days are held at the opening and closing of the garden season to set up plots and install water lines. To ensure gardening opportunities are available to all members of the community, the Canoe Meadows Community Garden offers financial assistance for those in need to help cover membership and garden plot rental fees.
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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.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
Last updated November 23, 2023