Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Spanning Easthampton and Northampton, Arcadia’s diverse terrain (forest, meadows, grasslands, marsh, and wetlands) attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife. You will also find a thriving population of wildflowers, thanks to its rich, loamy soil, which is characteristic of the Connecticut River floodplain.
- Rope-guided universally accessible Sensory Trail, with interpretation available in seasonal audio tours, large print, Braille, and tactile formats.
- Canoeing or kayaking on the Mill River though Arcadia or along the Connecticut River, where you’re likely to see a variety of wildlife.
- Observation tower and wetland boardwalk, which offer wildlife viewing opportunities in sensitive habitats.
- Nature play area, where kids can build fairy homes, add to or a tepee made of black locust and grapevine branches, or master the stump jump.
- Great blue heron rookery with up to 60 nests and nesting bald eagles.
Easy hiking trails through the woods and along the river. Lots of wildlife if you like that kind of thing. There is a visitor center and bathrooms for convenience. A field for kids to run around in and places for picnic lunches. A good place for a few hou r s or afternoon with the family.
A great place to come for walks, interesting floodplain forest, plants, birds, etc.
Love Walking Dog.
A beautiful sanctuary for strolls and observing wildlife
John R Drake
Beautiful place to walk