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Mount Pollux Conservation Area

Amherst
Open field and trails
Easy
Free

Mount Pollux Conservation Area is the best view in the Valley for the shortest walk. It is a great place to enjoy 360-degree views of the Mount Holyoke Range to the south, the Berkshires to the west, and Mt. Toby and Brushy Mountain to the north. Bring a picnic to enjoy the sunset! Or launch a kite on a windy day.

What You Can Do There

What to Look For

  • A large, mature maple tree that defines the peak. (There once were two.)

This is a Great Place For

  • Birders
  • Families with young children

You Should Know

  • Trail is open from sun-up to sun-down every day, all year
  • Parking area is hard to find: look for the sign, and go uphill past several houses

Contact for More Information

Bradley Bordewieck, MCA, Land Manager
Department of Conservation, Town of Amherst
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-259-3150
Field Office: 413-256-2527
bordewieckb@amherstma.gov

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