Things To Do Near the Mohawk Trail

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Business Name
The High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary
Company Description

The High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary is owned and maintained by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. It is arguably the most beautiful 586 acres in the Region and is accessible year round. On an extensive trail system, High Ledges boasts a large inventory of native plants and wildflowers and is a haven for naturalists, photographers, and everyone who appreciates scenic views and unspoiled terrain.

Among them 20 species of Orchids and 30 species of ferns. Wildflowers many of them rare are best viewed May through September. October features fantastic fall foliage views of the Village of Shelburne Falls, the Deerfield River valley and Mt. Graylock. When winter snows carpet the sanctuary you can navigate the trails on snowshoes.

 

The sanctuary is open all year dawn to dusk. Visitors are requested to comply with regulations such as: No pets on or off leash. Don't pick any plants. For a complete list of these regulations plus directions contact the Massachusetts Audubon Society:   

 

Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

There is a small admission fee for non-members: $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children and seniors .

Directions:
Take Rt 2 west to Rt 91 (Greenfield rotary). At the rotary, continue west on Rt 2 toward Shelburne for 6 miles. Take a right onto Little Mohawk Road and bear left at the junction onto Patten Road. Continuing on Patten Road, go left at the next junction and then bear right. The sanctuary entrance is approximately 0.5 miles on left. Follow the road to the small dirt parking area on your left or park in the overflow lot at the corner of Patten Road and the sanctuary road.

Please note: Access to the interior parking area is discontinued due to deteriorating road conditions and other factors. You may park your vehicle in the small lot located on the sanctuary road approximately 800 feet west of Patten Road or in the overflow lot at the corner of the sanctuary road and Patten Road. Please do not park on the sanctuary road; it is also a private driveway and must remain accessible for maintenance and emergency vehicles. The ledges are located approximately one mile from the parking area.

 

Phone
978-464-2712
Street Address
Patten Road
City
Shelburne
State
MA
Business Name
Western Gateway Heritage State Park
Company Description

The Heart of the park is the Visitors Center Museum. Several beautifully retore buidings that were once used to store freight and commodities surround a cobblestone courtyard at this former railroad yard. The buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This ubran park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. The tunnel was dug 4.75 miles through Hoosac Mountan, linking Massachusetts to Albany, NY.  200 men lost their lives building the tunnel, which is still being used today. An audio-visual presentation takes visitors back in time, where the sounds of dripping water, pickaxes against stone, explosion, and debates re-create the hradship and heroism of the tunnel's constuction. Programs and exhibits on history, science, culture and environmental are offered regularly to the public. Visitors Center hours: Open 10am-5pm day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days. Admission and parking is free.

 

Phone
413-663-6312
Street Address
9 Furnace Street Bypass, Bldg. 4
City
North Adams
State
MA
Postal Code
01247
Business Name
Yankee Candle Company
Company Description

One of New England’s most popular destinations! Explore the Bavarian Christmas Village, Nutcracker Castle and Home Store. Fabulous candle, home decor and holiday shopping. See history come to life in our Candlemaking Museum. Come for the Candles, Stay for the Fun! Open 7 days a week.

Candle Emporium - 200,000 candles and over 200 fragrances

Bararian Village - 25ft Christmas Tree and it snows...inside

Fun for Kids - Create a custom candle or a wax mold of your hand

Visit Santa's Workshop - Explore hundreds of toys fo rthe "nice" girls and boys.

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Phone
877-636-7707
Street Address
25 Greenfield Road
Street 2
Routes 5 & 10
City
South Deerfield
State
MA
Postal Code
01373
Business Name
Zoar Outdoor
Company Description

Whitewater rafting, zip line canopy tours, canoe and kayak instruction and rock climbing adventures in the northern Berkshires. Our friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp and variety of adventure programs make us New England's Leader in Outdoor Adventure. For half-day adventures try our sit-on-top kayak rentals or rafting float trips. Call 800-532-7483 or visit us on the web at www.zoaroutdoor.com.  April - October for rafting. Year round shop.

Is a Member?
1
Phone
800-532-7483
Street Address
7 Main Street, Rte. 2 Mohawk Trail
City
Charlemont
State
MA
Postal Code
01339