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High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

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Great place for an easy hike

Recently I came here for a hike. It was great. The hike was easy with excellent views and a lot of... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Eric S
via mobile
Spectacular View

Passed the parking lot and had to turn around at the dirt road. Wonderful easy walk and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
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Jun 10, 2018
“Great place for an easy hike”
Oct 19, 2017
“Spectacular View”
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Patten Road, Shelburne Falls, MA
+1 978-464-2712
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Recently I came here for a hike. It was great. The hike was easy with excellent views and a lot of wildlife to view. Saw a bunch of wild life. Came across two bears, birds, and a porcupine. I cam upon the bears suddenly so...More

3  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Passed the parking lot and had to turn around at the dirt road. Wonderful easy walk and beautiful view. Once you see the fireplace, you’re at the ledge with a great view.

1  Thank kpocampo
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I happened to be wearing long capris, socks, and sneakers. There is a lot of poison ivy along the path. The path is groomed well. They take great care of the park. (Conservation land) You park your car at a gate and walk hilly trails....More

4  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Good views, lovely land..vernal pools etc. Lovely flora and fauna. Quite a few folks there when ever we're gone.Moderately challenging we think. No dogs even on a leash.

1  Thank Bellaluna64
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a lovely late October day. The leaves were still lovely and the hike was well marked and a nice mix of shade and sun. The last bit of the hike is fairly steep but not too long and the view is worth...More

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have written about the High Ledges before, but it is one of my favorite spots in Western Mass. Apart from the trails and the spectacular view, it is usually never filled with other people. If you go during the week, you might not come...More

4  Thank Sweeney221b
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely hike. Not hard, but so beautiful. Audubon acquired Dutch Barnard's retreat in the woods, perched on a rock overlook, in 1970...he proposed to his wife there. It is inspiring. You will see why. Lady Slippers in spring, leaves on fire in autumn. A...More

1  Thank LisaKClark
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Followed the signs to High Ledges and stayed on the main hiking path. A very pleasant walk on a late morning which only took about 15 minutes to reach the top. Took in the beautiful views while sitting on the stone ledge. Not a cloud...More

2  Thank RSBjr66
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The view at the top is AMAZING! You can see for miles and miles. It is truly breathtaking! The walk out is easy with some steeper parts but good for all ages. There were a ton of bugs and many horse flies, I wish we...More

2  Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The trip up to parking area is dramatic enough, and the walk itself is nicely varied without being too strenuous. I've never seen it all, in several trips, so it's worth repeated visits.

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