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Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

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Terrific place to take a nature stroll

This wildlife refuge has a terrific walking path. Largely accessible, with a raised boardwalk in... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Hadley, Massachusetts
Terrific option for outings involving a wheelchair

We took my 85-year-old father-in-law here because it offers an accessible outdoor experience: the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Hadley, Massachusetts
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“mile loop”(4 reviews)
“short walk”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This wildlife refuge has a terrific walking path. Largely accessible, with a raised boardwalk in places, benches, roofed sitting areas, and several stream side spots. A great place to walk, sit, read a book, all while surrounded by nature. Couldn’t be better

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We took my 85-year-old father-in-law here because it offers an accessible outdoor experience: the paths are all navigable with a wheelchair. There are overlooks (some covered) every tenth of a mile or so where we could pause to enjoy the view. It was great to...More

Thank Marla106
Reviewed 29 May 2018

we have gone there several times and enjoy the peace and quiet. It is a 1 mile walk thru the woods, along a small river or brook and over bridges. It is a very well constructed experience. Whoever is responsible for all the work is...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to go for a nature walk. You can see all kinds of birds. This is a mile walk with handicap accessibility. I enjoy strolling through with my granddaughter.

Thank delightedwithfood
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place and go often. Winter can be very icy and of course snow. The trail is a mile loop and has many places to sit along the way. It is flat and made handicap accessible. The trail winds through woods, pasture, and along...More

Thank Fay K
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a good place for a short walk. The handicap accessible loop is just under two kilometers. Once in the refuge, there are many unmarked side trails offering additional exploration opportunities. I encountered much avian wildlife. I heard a considerable number of low flying,...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

A gem of a walking trail. A one-mile loop through meadows, woods and wetlands, it is handicapped accessible. It features pull offs to savor views, with many benches along the way. A story walk will engage kids, and this is a perfect trail for young...More

Thank goingforadrive
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This place is wonderful for adults and kids. There is plenty of parking, portable bathrooms, it's far enough off the main road that I could feel immersed in nature but not so far that I felt isolated or nervous being alone with the kids (2...More

Thank KRS1980
Reviewed 1 August 2017

What an awesome find right here is our own backyard. Short 1 mile hike on a completely handicap accessible trail is filled with wonderful views of the flora and fauna of the area. The peace and quiet of the trail makes this a tranquil get...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a wonderful handicap accessible trail. It is a 1 mile loop that takes you through a variety of habitats. The flowers and wildlife helps to increase the beauty and tranquillity of the area.

Thank delightedwithfood
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bob b
14 February 2018|
Response from delightedwithfood | Reviewed this property |
It’s engineered for water flow and to clean sand and debris off trail.
25 March 2017|
Response from arielrose04 | Reviewed this property |
I think so.
abbie j
15 December 2015|
Response from OpihiMan1969 | Reviewed this property |
The access is from Moody Bridge Road (which runs from Bay Road at its west end to South Maple Street at the east). On the north side of the road you'll see the sign for it in front of the old Bri-Mar Stables. The driveway... More