New England Falconry, Hadley

#16 of 18 in Parks in Hampshire County
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Two locations in New England! Located on acres of field and forest in beautiful Western Mass and Central Vermont. Federal and State permits allow us to provide you with the opportunity to handle and free-fly a trained hawk. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the enviornment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation.

Each activity is always unpredictable and exciting, especially the incomparable thrill of a raptor returning to your glove.
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  • I like doing things that get me out of the normal daily routine. That's when you feel like you've gotten away. This is a wonderful activity if you're looking for day of adventure. Chris is very...  more »
  • We had a awesome experience with a great young man named Ian,he was very knowledgeable about these birds you can tell it's his passion in life.Myself ,my husband and our 10 yr old son had this...  more »
  • Great experience with Jessica! Her passion for the birds was palpable and she was enthusiastic to share her extensive knowledge. What we appreciated most was the number of times we each got to interact with the falcon and owl. We also really appreciated how the birds were cared for - being free to do what it wanted and free to stay or go. We didn't feel rushed and just had a magnificent 90mins with these fascinating birds. Worth every penny for this unique experience!
  • Even after reading every falconry book I could my hands on before going there was NO WAY to get ready for how absolutely FANTASTIC and impactful this experience was going to be. The site is nothing short of magical and bucolic (bring bug spray if it is bug season) and Chris is well spoken, knowledgeable and laid back! There is a immaculately clean porta-potty (no rest rooms) because this is a beautiful woodland and meadow setting, but there is a Dunkin Donuts a few miles down the road, if needed. I cannot wait to sign up for more sessions!!! I would recommend ALWAYS paying the extra to handle the hawk; you will NOT be disappointed with the additional expenditure.

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