About Canoe Meadows
Canoe Meadows is a hiking area and wildlife reserve managed by Mass Audubon. The park is ideal for a family-friendly day of hiking and wildlife viewing in Western Massachusetts. Immediately, at the parking lot, visitors will greet scenic views of a meadow and the Berkshires in the distance. On sunny days in spring and summer, this meadow teems with wildflowers and local pollinator species. Then, when the weather eventually cools in autumn, visitors can see the landscape burst with the yellows and oranges of fall foliage.
Beyond the meadows, visitors will find a three-mile network of easy, family-friendly hiking trails. The paths travel throughout the surrounding Housatonic River floodplain and offer excellent views of wetland wildlife. The Sacred Way Trail, which branches toward the right, crosses boardwalks and provides numerous outlooks upon the marsh. Then, at the loop's far side, visitors will also see a sprawling beaver dam.
The Wolf Pine Loop, on the other hand, will bring visitors through a quiet pine forest. The trail eventually leads to a multi-trunked pine tree, otherwise known as a wolf pine.
Visitors will find a large parking lot off northbound Holmes Road, just after it crosses the Housatonic River. The park also features a community garden off Williams Street.
Please note that dogs are not allowed on this property.