Berkshire Natural Resources Council Parsons Marsh
170 Under Mountain Road, Lenox, MA

  • Accessible
  • Dogs allowed
  • Family Friendly
  • Free
  • Parking
  • Picnicking
  • Scenic View
  • Trailhead
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Parsons Marsh in Lenox, MA | Berkshires Outside
Parsons Marsh in Lenox, MA | Berkshires Outside
Parsons Marsh in Lenox, MA | Berkshires Outside
Parsons Marsh in Lenox, MA | Berkshires Outside
Parsons Marsh in Lenox, MA | Berkshires Outside
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  • Private Land
  • Bus Route
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  • Major Trail

About Parsons Marsh

Parsons Marsh is a hidden gem within the Berkshires. Located in the southwestern part of Lenox, MA, the marsh is home to many wildlife and environmental ecosystems. Visitors to Parsons Marsh can enjoy a short and easy 0.6-mile walking trail that takes them through a quiet open meadow to a small pond and then on a boardwalk through a forest and vegetated wetland. Keen-eyed visitors can spot some of the 75 species of nesting birds that call Parsons Marsh home, along with a host of other animals, such as pollinators in the meadow, frogs and turtles in the wetlands, and countless mammals such as white-tailed deer, beavers, otters, foxes, or even black bear and coyote in the forest.

The walking trail through Parsons Marsh is accessible to visitors of all abilities, making it a prime location in Western Massachusetts for a family-friendly outdoor adventure. The wide boardwalk, packed stone dust trail, a picnic table overlooking the pond, benches on the boardwalk, and observation platform make Parsons Marsh a fantastic place for the whole family to enjoy the beauty of the Berkshires. Find more information about the trail's accessibility and parking, along with printable maps on the BNRC website, all of which make this an outdoor destination that visitors should not miss.

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Looking to meet up with others for team sports or group activities? Check out our list of clubs and leagues in the Berkshires. We also link to an array of outdoor recreation resources: retail shops for gear, rental facilities for equipment, and guides to get you where you want to go! Our list of summer camps will help you plan an overnight or day camp adventure for your young ones.