We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Holmes Rd., Pittsfield, MA
Phone Number:
+1 413-637-0320
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 41 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
A lovely day in the woods

Gentile trails through varied terrain make for a leisurely and lovely afternoon. Fine for seniors in good shape - not too many seating spots. Not overbuilt at all, truly a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2016
Carolyn G
,
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 41: English reviews
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Gentile trails through varied terrain make for a leisurely and lovely afternoon. Fine for seniors in good shape - not too many seating spots. Not overbuilt at all, truly a wildlife sanctuary. Be sure to wear insect repellant in season - our family fondly calls this "bug meadows".

Helpful?
1 Thank Carolyn G
Ancaster, Canada
Level Contributor
144 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selection of interconnected trails with many wildlife viewing opportunities. Most of the trails are relatively easy for hiking.

Helpful?
1 Thank Terry B
Pittsfield MA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Just want to get outside for a little fresh air and nature? This is a good place to go, especially if you've got young'uns with you who aren't yet up for serious hiking, or elderly folk who can no longer handle anything super-strenuous. It's also one of the better options for late fall/early winter and late winter/early spring. There are... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank LVPD
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We love this wildlife sanctuary which actually abuts our home on the opposite side! Trails are mostly flat making it a great choice for little ones and grandparents and everyone in-between. There is no attended building so admission is free (donations accepted on the honor system.) If you turn right along the Sacred Way Trail, and keep bearing right along... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Tammy C
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Level Contributor
279 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

It's the off season... but still a really nice place. Had some trouble finding it... there's no street address, and the locals just say "Go up Holmes Road." But it's there, and the mountains backdrop the lake nicely. And there's the meadow.

Helpful?
Thank David Z
New Jersey
Level Contributor
85 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Boring walk on a path with little to see. Ponds look dirty. There is a sign to be careful because soil is contaminated in some areas. Near the end of Sacred Way Path the trail becomes overgrown and difficult to follow. We did not go on the Wolf Pine Trail.

Helpful?
Thank CASM59
Berkshires MA
Level Contributor
181 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is a lovely venue to enjoy the Berkshires - beautiful views and more varieties of birds and turtles that I ever knew existed. There are lovely walking trails and ponds and it is especially fun to visit when they are hosting a special event so you can actually have someone show you what you have been missing. Highly recommend...

Helpful?
Thank CEG310
MA
Level Contributor
46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

great place for running and bird watching. A couple eagle nests can be spotted early am. And owls after dusk

Helpful?
Thank heatherAMA
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

I am a local and have visited Canoe Meadows a few times. There are some wooded trails that I usually walk through but they need a little work. It looks like they haven't been maintained this summer. The grass on the other path is getting a little long. It would be nice if they could trim it again and it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Remycub
nyc
Level Contributor
99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

In the southeastern section of Pittsfield, Berkshire County's biggest city, is Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary. It includes rolling hills, the Housatic River, a spotting cabin for birdwatching and a pond. It is great any time of year. We have gone hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and enjoyed all of it. There is also a community garden with plots residents can... More 

Helpful?
Thank NycRev

Travellers who viewed Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary also viewed

Pittsfield, Berkshires
 
Pittsfield, Berkshires
 

Been to Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?