Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

800-710-4550

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.

Sanctuary Highlights

  • 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.


Reviews

Johnny Miller

Rating:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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.

K Frost

Rating:
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

A great place to come for walks, interesting floodplain forest, plants, birds, etc.

Robert Stone

Rating:
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

Love Walking Dog.

Sara Levy

Rating:
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

A beautiful sanctuary for strolls and observing wildlife

John R Drake

Rating:
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Beautiful place to walk