Walking & Hiking at Stanley Park
Stanley Park has 300 acres of natural beauty to enjoy. You can walk around our Rose Garden, Duck Pond, Asian Garden, Athletic Fields or all four. If you are looking for a pleasant hike through the peaceful woods, the Frank Stanley Beveridge Wildlife Sanctuary offers 229 acres of forested walking trails.
The Frank Stanley Beveridge Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary is 229 acres of managed trails and land along the Little River, heavily planted with native trees, wildflowers, ferns, and more. The sanctuary is a haven for area birds and wildlife.
All trails are marked, and there is a map available of the area.
Please note your location and time when entering and please make sure you keep handy our Park Rangers cell phone number in case there is an emergency.
Park Rangers: (413-297-9456)
Please do not enter if it is becoming dark and we always suggest traveling in pairs.
The Duck Pond, is the centerpiece to our Colonial Village. The Duck Pond is a natural spring pond and is the home to ducks, fish, a swan and the occasional visiting heron.
The Lily Pond, also known as the Frog Pond, is at the far end of the Duck Pond. Lily pads, frogs and tadpoles can often be found in the pond. The stone bridge which graces the Frog Pond was a donation to the Park by Stanley Home Products sales people from Oklahoma.
The covered bridge is an authentic replica. The bridge is registered by the Covered Bridge Society of North America.
The Dinosaur Tracks located in the Rose Garden are authentic tracks that were originally found in the Carlton S. Nash quarry in South Hadley, MA. The tracks were donated to the Park by Carlton S. Nash.