Wildlife viewing sites

There are lots of places to see wildlife in Massachusetts. This page contains our suggestions of great wildlife viewing locations to get you started.

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wildlife viewing area

Central Massachusetts wildlife viewing sites

Connecticut Valley wildlife viewing sites

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Property Name


Belchertown Herman Covey WMA MassWildlife
Belchertown McLaughlin Trout Hatchery MassWildlife
Belchertown Quabbin Reservoir:
Quabbin Park
Easthampton Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Hadley Skinner State Park
Tip: Summit House with views of the Connecticut River Valley can be reached by auto-road. See webpage for more information
Hampden Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Holyoke Barrett Fishway FirstLight Power
Holyoke Mount Tom State Reservation
Tip: 2 lookout towers provide ideal bird & hawk watching opportunities.
New Salem Quabbin Reservoir:
Gate 29-Rattlesnake Hill

Northeast region wildlife viewing sites

Southeast region wildlife viewing sites

Western region wildlife viewing sites

Closest Town

Property Name


ALL Western MA Scenic Byways Multiple
Charlemont Mohawk Trail State Forest DCR
Huntington Knightville Dam & Wildlife Management Area US Army Corps of Engineers
Lenox George L. Darey Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area MassWildlife
Lenox Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Monroe Monroe State Forest DCR
Rowe/ Florida Jack Cockwell Station (Previously known as the Bear Swamp Station) Visitor Center
An underground visitor center is located about 1.5 upstream from the Fife Brook dam. 
Trans Canada
Sheffield Bartholomew's Cobble The Trustees of Reservations
Stockbridge Monument Mountain The Trustees of Reservations


Mount Greylock State Reservation
Tip: Summit can be reached by auto road.



Eugene D. Moran Wildlife Management Area



Hiram H. Fox Wildlife Management Area


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