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Arcadia Loop

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Trail

0.8 mile 1.4 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 25' 8 m
Descent: -25' -8 m
High: 133' 41 m
Low: 108' 33 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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A quick loop through a scenic area west of The Oxbow river with lots of opportunities to spot wildlife.

Jonah Keane

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly There is an observation tower with a view of a marsh with lots of wildlife activity. Nature Play Area also onsite.

The trails at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary are only open for walking or hiking. No jogging or running is allowed.

Overview

A short loop at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton, starting and ending at the visitor center.

Description

This hike follows the final stretch of the Mill River before it flows into the Connecticut River Oxbow. Fern Trail is surrounded by an exemplary floodplain forest. There is an observation tower with a view of a marsh with lots of wildlife activity.

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Contacts

Local Club: Mass Audubon

Land Manager: Massachusetts Audubon

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The view from the observation tower.
Nov 15, 2016 near Northam…, MA
Observation tower.
Nov 15, 2016 near Northam…, MA
Bench overlooking Mill River and marsh.
Nov 15, 2016 near Northam…, MA
Trailhead
Nov 15, 2016 near Northam…, MA

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