Mass Audubon Arcadia Sanctuary


Age Level: 12 and up

Fitness Level: Easy - anyone can enjoy this activity

Skill Level: Beginner hiker

Winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a walk in the woods and you don’t need to be an expert to don a pair of snowshoes or micro spikes to make the experience an enjoyable one. We’ll help you gear up and take your first steps in our equipment, making it possible to walk on snow and ice.

Once we get going, we’ll explore the beauty of the winter forest and connect to the healing powers of nature. We’ll discover the abundance of life in the forest. With tree and bird identification as well as wildlife tracking, we can begin to know our natural world more intimately.

Located in the Connecticut River floodplain in Easthampton and Northampton, the Mass Audubon Arcadia Sanctuary is a diverse environment combining forests, meadows, grasslands, marsh and wetlands.

Your participation in this adventure directly supports the Mass Audubon and their mission to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife.

What's included:

  • 2 hour guided hike
  • Snowshoes and/or spikes
  • Trekking poles

What to bring:

  • Layers appropriate for the temperatures

*See our Guide to Layering

  • Hiking boots or winter boots, thick socks (an extra pair)
  • Plenty of water and snacks

Meeting point: 127 Combs Road, Easthampton


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