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Fort River Trail at the Conte Refuge

Moody Bridge Road, Hadley, MA
Fully accessible nature trail
Easy
Free

The Fort River Trail is located in the Fort River Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge: 260 acres of forests, riverlands, and grasslands providing exceptional wildlife habitat for birds and other animals. The Fort River Trail passes through all of these picturesque landscapes, offering excellent opportunities for bird-watching and wildlife observation. The trail is 1.2 miles long and is constructed with boardwalks and flat surfaces, making it universally accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and the blind.

What You Can Do There

  • walking, jogging
  • walk with strollers/wheelchairs
  • bird-watching
  • nature photography

What to Look For

  • Kestrel Nest boxes in the fields
  • vernal pools
  • viewing platforms & benches along the river

This is a Great Place For

  • Birders
  • Families with young children
  • People with physical disabilities or vision impairment
  • Senior citizens

You Should Know

  • Trail is open from sun-up to sun-down every day, all year
  • Parking area & porta-potties available
  • Trails are not cleared of snow/ice in winter

Contact for More Information

Dean Rhine, Refuge Manager
Conte Refuge Fort River Division
dean_rhine@fws.gov
413-687-7939 (cell)
413-548-8002 x112 (office)

Kestrel helped conserve this land

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